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 PASE
We're excited to launch PASE ‘Patient Anywhere, Specialist Elsewhere’ Whitepaper - looking at the future for Telehealth in Aotearoa. We encourage you to read this paper and use the contained survey to give feedback.
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.
GP College Updates Telehealth Guidance
In November 2022, the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners published an updated position statement that focuses on Specialist GP telehealth consultations. The statement was released alongside supporting information, including a "Telehealth tip sheet for members by members" and an online learning resource for GPs and other health professionals. Telehealth Position StatementLink to RNZCGP 2022 Telehealth Position Statement The College reiterated its position that telehealth consultations are a valuable and necessary component of community medicine.