2019 DHB Telehealth Report Released
The New Zealand Telehealth Leadership Group (NZTLG) released at the HiNZ Digital Health Week in Hamilton the 2019 DHB Telehealth Survey Report Summary. Dr Ruth Large, Chair NZ Telehealth Leadership Group says "There is no doubt that telehealth improves the lives of patients by providing high value health care closer to home. This has been well proven in international experience and is strongly apparent in New Zealand as well."
She says "This report is very promising in that it shows widespread development and recognition of the value of telehealth. Many organisations are turning to telehealth as they strive to improve the services they deliver. However, uptake of telehealth often relies on local champions and although many barriers have improved (namely interconnectivity and cost) barriers such as lack of clear leadership and governance, difficulty circumnavigating funding models and access to devices and high-speed internet connections remain.
The full report will be released in early December.