Telehealth is a term used to describe the exchange of medical information from one site to another via electronic communication for the benefit of the patient. Telehealth for eye patients is often referred to as Teleophthalmology. Currently, to attract MBS rebates, such electronic communications must be synchronous where a real-time videoconferencing link is established enabling the ophthalmologist and their patient to see and speak interactively with each other.
After completion of this learning module you will have developed an understanding of:
- What is teleophthalmology
- Who is suited to teleophthalmology
- Why consider teleophthalmology
- How to become a service provider of teleophthalmology
This education module, including assessment will take approximately 2 hours to complete.
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