Telehealth Forum

The New Zealand Telehealth Forum promotes the use of telehealth in the provision of health care. It is funded by the National Health IT Board. It is led by a leadership group that includes clinicians, consumers, policy makers, planning and funding managers, ICT experts and industry representatives.

The role of the Telehealth Leadership Group is to:

  • advise on requirements and priorities for telehealth deployments to support rural and provincial hospitals, integrated care, home monitoring and clinical networks
  • advise on matters relating to environmental considerations, eg, barriers to uptake, technical considerations, protocols and guidelines, and standards
  • provide advice and support for projects undertaken by the Forum
  • contribute to the achievement of the overall objectives of the Telehealth Leadership Group to the maximum extent practicable.