Rural Smart Health
Organisation: Massey University and Vensa Health
Project completed: 15 November 2021
Rural Smart Project - Update
Telehealth would be welcomed by rural communities but communities need to be involved in the design and implementation so that it meets their own needs. Rural communities are not all alike; they face different challenges requiring different solutions. Telehealth is not well understood and needs to be socialised. Users, both consumers and health providers, need to be able to try telehealth in a safe environment before using it for access to healthcare. The willingness to use telehealth is there but it needs to be used correctly the first time with support until it has become ‘business as usual’.
To read about the Rural Smart Project - Phase One, click here.
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