The 13th National Rural Health Conference, held recently in Darwin, has released a large number of recommendations based on material presented at the conference. First among these is:
Don’t assume rural and remote citizens have good quality, reliable internet. For Telehealth and other connecting technologies to increase access for rural and remote communities, we need to lobby for infrastructure that for some regions is just not there. The opportunity is to work with other sectors of the economy who also need adequate internet services to take advantage of the innovation online technologies can bring.
The full list of recommendations can be found here .