Rooms like this at the Wheatbelt Health Network can video link with specialists in Perth. Regional general practitioners in Western Australia are calling for changes to the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) which currently denies GPs a connection with patients via telehealth, despite advances in technology. Telehealth services can provide good primary healthcare without the need to travel long distances, WA’s Health Minister says WA has a significantly lower proportion of GPs per head of population than any other state Canberra plans to extend Medicare benefits to allow GP telehealth in remote, but relatively large population areas known as MMM 6 and 7 Telehealth is a method of health delivery that uses video conferencing as a simple way to connect regional and remote patients with health services. Its main use is connecting regional patients with specialists based in metropolitan areas, but it has potential to change the way people also […]