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Telehealth resources and COVID-19



Department of Health
COVID-19 Temporary MBS Telehealth Services
Date: 29-Jun-2021
Audience: Health professionals including GPs, specialists, allied health and mental health practitioners and consumers.
Purpose: List of new temporary telehealth bulk-billing items created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Department of Health
COVID-19 Telehealth Items Guide
Date: 28-Jul-2020
Audience: Health professionals
Purpose: Guidance on MBS telehealth items during the COVID-19 pandemic.

University of Queensland Centre for Online Health
Quick guides for telehealth
Date: 12-Mar-2021
Audience: Healthcare professionals and consumers
Purpose: Quick guides for healthcare professionals and consumers, including: "What is telehealth and is it right for you?" and "How to attend a video consultation".

Australian Medical Association (AMA) NSW
Covid-19 Telehealth
Date: 01-Oct-2020
Audience: General Practitioners
Purpose: List of FAQs on telehealth during COVID-19 pandemic.

Australian Healthcare & Hospitals Association
Moving towards value-based, patient-centred telehealth to support cancer care
Date: 20-Aug-2020
Audience: Health professionals
Purpose: The role of telehealth to support cancer care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Digital Health Cooperative Research Centre
Telehealth Hub
Date: 4-May-2020
Audience: Clinicians, health professionals and health consumers
Purpose: Resources to support the effective delivery and uptake of telehealth services.

Allied Health Professions Australia     
Telehealth guide for allied health professionals
Date: May-2020
Audience: Allied health professionals
Purpose: A guide addressing technical, privacy and security, and clinical assessment aspects of telehealth for allied health professionals.

Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health (SARRAH)
Telehealth: what you need to know now
Date: Apr-2020
Audience: Rural and remote clinicians, health care providers and allied health professionals
Purpose: Telehealth webpage updated for COVID-19 with FAQs and links to other resources.

Australian College for Rural & Remote Medicine (ACRRM) 
Telehealth resources
Date: 30-Mar-2020
Audience: Health professionals
Purpose: Resources and guidance to support delivery of telehealth services in rural and remote practice.

Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)
COVID-19 telehealth resources
Date: Mar-2020
Audience: GPs and General Practice
Purpose: Guidance for effective telephone and video consultations in general practice.

Australian Physiotherapy Association
Telehealth guidelines – Response to COVID-19
Date: Mar-2020
Audience: Allied Health professionals - physiotherapists
Purpose: Telehealth guidelines for Physiotherapists to help ensure the safety and quality of practice within the context of an emergency response to COVID-19.

Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA)
Telehealth for COVID-19
Date: Mar-2020
Audience: Primary health care nurses
Purpose: Online learning module for nurses interested in learning more about providing telehealth consults during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Occupational Therapy Australia (OTA)
Date: Mar-2020
Audience: Allied health professionals and occupational therapists
Purpose: Resources for occupational therapists to support transition to telehealth practice, including technical tips, security, informed consent, privacy and confidentiality, risk management and professional indemnity.

Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA)
Clinical practice guidelines for teleoncology
Date: Feb-2016
Audience: Oncologists, Nurses, Allied Health Professionals
Purpose: Clinical practice guidelines for teleoncology.


The Society for Integrative Oncology
The Society for Integrative Oncology Practice Recommendations for online consultation and treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic
Date: 14-Apr-2021
Audience: Health professionals
Purpose: Recommendations to ensure continuity of care for cancer patients beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.