To make technologies more effective there needs to be a way in which professionals at all levels can access the data remotely and across a vast geographic area.    That is the aim of the newly created Australian Telehealth Network [ATN], a video consultation service to connect aged care providers, general practitioners and medical specialists across Australia.

The ATN network is part of the Commonwealth Government’s $620 million push into making the oft quoted “telehealth” concept a reality.

“Aged care providers across the country have enormous difficulties in accessing GP services in a timely manner, which sometimes has serious and adverse outcomes for residents,” ATN Executive Director, Mark Barnett, said.

“The partnership was established to provide Australian aged care providers and physicians with the world’s best and most economical video conferencing technology.”

Technological development is crucial for the provision of services to the growing number of elders around the world.  IAHSA and the LeadingAge Center for Aging Services Technologies are sponsoring a Technology Study Tour that will help you learn about the latest technologies, including:

  • Electronic Health Records/Care Coordination
  • Telemedicine/Telehealth
  • Health Information Exchange