NZ Telehealth Resource Centre
Welcome to the NZ Telehealth Forum and Resource Centre. This site has guidance and resources for people who want to set up, improve or use a telehealth service within New Zealand.
NZ Telehealth Forum
The NZ Telehealth Forum is a group which includes clinicians, consumers, policymakers, planning and funding managers, ICT experts and industry representatives. Our vision is that telehealth is embedded across the health sector as a sustainable way to deliver healthcare in New Zealand. Our mission is to provide leadership in the use of sustainable models of care enabled by telehealth that supports equitable, patient-centred care. More information is available here.
The NZ Telehealth Resource Centre
The NZ Telehealth Resource Centre brings together guidance and resources that support health providers to implement and grow their telehealth services. In addition to the growing range of resources on this website, we have a regular newsletter and webinar series. Please email us at email@example.com for any specific advice or support.
The launch of PACE
We're excited to launch PACE ‘Patient Anywhere, Clinician Elsewhere’ Whitepaper - looking at the future for Telehealth in Aotearoa.
What is Telehealth?
Telehealth is the use of information or communication technology to deliver health or medical care from a distance. Learn more here.
A lot of factors contribute to a successful telehealth implementation. The following resources which have been localised for NZ will help guide you.
Ka Ora Telecare - National Rural Telehealth Service
Despite lingering questions surrounding a new rural telehealth service, the overall response from rural communities and rural health advocates reflects contentment and relief, signalling a potentially positive change in healthcare accessibility for underserved regions. The introduction of a new rural after-hours telehealth service delivered by Ka Ora Telecare, which is formed by three existing health organisations Reach Aotearoa, Practice Plus and Emergency Consult, aims to reach rural communities as a priority group identified in Te Pae Tata, and alleviate some of the pressure placed on rural general practices.