Chapter 10: Digital health transforming health care in rural and remote Australia

Chapter 10: Digital health transforming health care in rural and remote Australia Book Section

Technology and Global Public Health

  • Author(s): Bennett, Christine C., Srinivasan, Uma
  • Secondary Author(s): Murthy, Padmini, Ansehl, Amy
  • Published: 2020
  • Publisher: Springer International Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-46355-7

Abstract: The effective use of technology to improve people’s health depends on factors beyond the technologies themselves, such as the diseases that affect a population, ease of access to the actual technologies and the level of motivation of the person interacting with the technology. This chapter specifically explores some of these considerations in the context of Australia. Additionally, rural and remote areas of any country or continent will face unique challenges in terms of incorporating technology into healthcare delivery. This chapter will, therefore, examine how technology is being applied in remote and rural Australia giving examples through case studies. It also outlines emerging opportunities for applying digital technologies into the future to support healthier communities in an affordable, accessible way.

  • Urls: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-46355-7_15
  • Publisher Location: Cham
  • Keywords: Rural Australia, Health disparities, Policy, The Digital Health Cooperative Research Centre, Shortage of healthcare professionals, Equitable access

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Bennett, Christine C., Srinivasan, Uma, 2020, Chapter 10: Digital health transforming health care in rural and remote Australia, Book Section, viewed 07 December 2021, https://www.nintione.com.au/?p=21700.

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