Telehealth Video Terminals make use of information and communications technologies (ICTs) to deliver health services and transmit health information over both long and short distances. It is about transmitting voice, data, images and information rather than moving care recipients, health professionals or educators.
From aged care, expectant mothers and busy individuals to patients living in isolated rural areas, telehealth is an option providing individuals easy access to healthcare. Residents in aged care facilities often experience mobility difficulties or disability, meaning getting out and about can at times cause unnecessary stress, discomfort or even health risks.
Telehealth Video Terminal consultations let aged care recipients connect with specialist medical services from the comfort of their residence.