An accidental career in telehealth

Bitten by the bug

Early efforts to turn the vision to reality

  • Do not confuse initial excitement and enthusiasm with ongoing sustainability
  • It is difficult to get an orthopaedic surgeon to change rooms to where the video conferencing system is!
  • Service exchange between Alfred Health’s own campuses (because the benefits and the financial savings could be tracked by the Alfred)
  • Enabling video call access to the Physician Education Program provided at the Alfred for basic trainees that were on rotation in the bush

The Physician Education Program (PEP)

The first version of our management platform

Direct-to-patient video consultations — early efforts

Clinicians and patients from the Alfred and Melbourne Health using Vidyo
  • they offered API’s, so our management software could automatically send links (instead of requiring dial-in instructions to be entered manually)
  • and they radically improved the quality of the video transmission over imperfect networks such as the Internet. The ability to use the Internet for the first time (without needing specially quality-of-service connections) saved the ISDN call costs.

The invention of the button

A new benchmark for success

Web Real Time Communications (WebRTC)

The Alfred Cystic Fibrosis service was one of the first to benefit from WebRTC — this is a very early version of the call screen.

Healthdirect Video Call: mainstream video access to existing health services

NHS Scotland

First foray outside of public health services

Our decentralised, patient-centric enablement framework

In Summary

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