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Telehealth

Hepatitis C: A guide to current treatment and care

Aim: To provide health care managers and staff with information to help design and implement services for the best care for patients with hepatitis C in their own environments.

Benefits: Improvements in clinical practice and patient care.

ACI Pre-implementation Added: 8 November 2013|Last updated: 9 December 2014

Chronic Pain and Spinal Cord Injury Project

Aim: The aim of this initiative was to provide web-based resources for consumers who live with spinal cord injury and chronic pain in addition to a clinical navigation tool to assist clinicians to develop a pain management plan for SCI-related pain for their patients. The project also resulted in the development of a service model providing assessment and management of people with SCI and chronic pain which incorporates use of telehealth technology.

Benefits: The project has developed extensive resources and a service model that are now accessible to consumers and clinicians.

ACI Ready to Implement Added: 12 February 2015|Last updated: 12 February 2015

Cystic Fibrosis Model of Care

Aim: Maintain or improve the health and wellbeing of people with CF Provide consumers with greater choice for how and where care can be safely and effectively provided Improve care and support provided to for people with CF, with additional focus on young people 15-24 and those with severe disease.

Benefits: Better meet the health care needs of people with CF in NSW now and into the future Build capacity within the health system to provide timely and effective care

ACI Ready to Implement Added: 8 November 2013|Last updated: 15 January 2016

Statewide Burn Injury Service (SBIS) Telehealth Project

Aim: To establish a Telehealth model of care for the Statewide Burn Injury Service.

Benefits: There is significant potential for Telehealth to focus on patient centred care and improve the quality of care for:Patients by providing services that will allow patients to receive their care and treatment closer to home that will save time and money for the patientBurn Units by reducing the demand on tertiary burn units and save on bed days and ambulatory care clinic attendancesRural/non-burn unit clinicians by increasing their experience and knowledge in the treatment of burn care and provide a...

ACI Pre-implementation Added: 27 March 2015|Last updated: 16 April 2015

Rural Innovations Changing Healthcare (RICH) Forum

Aim: To offer a conference without the travel where projects can be presented from the nearest participating venue. RICH is an annual ‘virtual’ forum, linking 17 sites around NSW by Videoconference, for a day of showcasing innovative projects which demonstrate: An innovative approach to an existing local issue That change had been embedded and is sustainable The ability to be taken up by other health sectors

Benefits: Using a combination of face to face, videoconference and social media, the one day forum links 17 satellite hubs across rural NSW bringing together a mix of cross sector disciplines at each site for a day of interdisciplinary networking between Local Health Districts (LHDs), NSW Ambulance, Residential Aged Care Facilities, Medicare Locals, General Practice and Consumers.

ACI Ready to Implement Added: 23 September 2014|Last updated: 10 October 2014

Telehealth Pilot for Pain Management

Aim: To implement the telehealth toolkit and test and modify its application in the real setting of a pain clinic.

Benefits: Telehealth is a modality that can be utilized to improve access for people to specialized healthcare who live in rural and remote regions.It also provides support to clinicians working in distant locations and facilitates a multidisciplinary approach.It provides support to GPs who may be under resourced to provide appropriate pain management support.

ACI Ready to Implement Added: 31 March 2015|Last updated: 16 July 2015

Implementation of the Statewide Pain Plan

Aim: To document and implement a statewide pain strategy to reduce the burden of chronic pain in the community.

Benefits: Following the implementation of the NSW Pain Plan, there will be greater access to expert services, and improved support for primary care, for people living in regional NSW.

ACI Ready to Implement Added: 8 November 2013|Last updated: 20 January 2014

The Health Literacy Guide

Aim: The Health Literacy Guide has been developed to assist health services by providing practical strategies to address health literacy barriers for patients. The Guide also assists health services to meet new performance goals and the Australian Commission for Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC) National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards.

Benefits: By considering approaches to health literacy, health care organisations can benefit by improving safety and quality in health care. Consumers can benefit by accessing health information that is meaningful and relevant to their individual medical needs and navigating the system more easily.

CEC Pre-implementation Added: 6 November 2013|Last updated: 15 July 2014

Guidelines for the use of Telehealth for Clinical and non-Clinical Settings in NSW

Aim: The Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI) Rural Telehealth Working Group has developed state-wide Guidelines for those using telehealth across NSW. The aim of these guidelines is to provide a framework which will support improved use and continuity of telehealth consultations. It provides a focus on the communication and reporting of telehealth consultations for clinical handover and how these consultations should be managed and funded.

Benefits: Ability to reduce wait times; Focus on patient centred care closer to home; Additional way of providing broader care options; Implementation of best practice continuity of care; Reduced costs and increased safety for patients and health organisations.

ACI Pre-implementation Added: 23 September 2014|Last updated: 3 March 2016

Telehealth Resource Package

Aim: To assist in the implementation of Telehealth as a service delivery method.

Benefits: Telehealth is a tool that can improve the delivery of health care programs to patients and provide equity of access, especially for people who may be disadvantaged or living in isolated rural communities. Telehealth has great potential to facilitate better health outcomes within NSW Health.

ACI Ready to Implement Added: 23 October 2013|Last updated: 3 March 2016

Other initiatives related to Telehealth:

ACI Innovation Awards ACI Innovation Awards
Agency for Clinical Innovation
Rural Health Network Rural Health Network
Agency for Clinical Innovation

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