Telemedicine in the context of the National Broadband Network

Telemedicine in the context of the National Broadband Network Report

  • Author(s): Leif Hanlen, Phil Robertson
  • Published: 2010
  • Publisher: Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy by National ICT Australia Limited

Abstract: This report by National ICT Australia (NICTA) analyses the potential benefits for telemedicine in Australia in the context of the National Broadband Network (NBN). The report is based upon a literature review of national and international case studies, supplemented by two workshops involving industry and academia to discuss telemedicine issues in the context of the NBN. The report notes that various localised programs, both in Australia and overseas, have demonstrated the efficiency and effectiveness of e-health initiatives. Importantly, the report identifies the significant scope for the NBN to catalyse transformative change in the delivery of telemedicine by expanding these local achievements across Australia. The report also emphasises the need for there to be mechanisms to share the information generated by any such trials to aid the progressive national implementation of telemedicine related activities. To achieve this, the report has recommended that e-Health and telemedicine initiatives associated with the NBN develop coordinated testing of technologies and administrative practices.

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Leif Hanlen, Phil Robertson, 2010, Telemedicine in the context of the National Broadband Network, Report, viewed 08 August 2022, https://www.nintione.com.au/?p=3205.

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