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.