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Posts by Karen Finnin

Podcast Interview on Talking HealthTech

In this interview with Peter Birch on the Talking HealthTech podcast, I reflect on the rise of telehealth in allied health, the technology needed to be an effective Telehealth provider, the funding for Telehealth, and some hot tips for aspiring entrepreneurs about what makes a stand out Telehealth platform.

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The Zoom Security Breach For Telehealth Users

  On Tuesday 9th of July, software engineer and tech journalist Jonathan Leitschuh published an article on tech blog Medium outlining a security vulnerability he had uncovered within the Zoom video conferencing system. Zoom responded to the disclosure on the same day, and has since released updates that they state will address the issue. I…

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Use Of A VPN In Telehealth And Digital Practice

What is a VPN, and what is the potential role of a VPN in telehealth? There is currently poor clarity regarding how therapist and client location affects professional regulations in digital practice. In these discussions, the concept of VPN usage is commonly introduced. So what exactly is it? VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. A…

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How To Get Started With Telehealth

  Have you been toying with the idea of transitioning your health service to the online space? Are you wondering how to get started with telehealth? One of the most common questions that I get asked by health professionals regarding digital practice is simply how to get started. So in this post I will give…

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5 Key Themes from the 2019 Australian Telehealth Conference

I spent the last 2 days attending the Australian Telehealth Conference in Brisbane. The conference format, venue and teabag selection were nothing innovative. However the sessions were, on the most part, heartwarming stories of successful digital practice rolled out across a huge range of settings. The value of these gatherings is often in the identification…

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Data Security In Digital Practice

  Are you confused about your obligations for maintaining data security in digital practice? When you start researching tech platforms to use for telehealth, you rapidly get hit by a tsunami of acronyms such as HIPAA, BAAs, GDPR, OAIC and PIPEDA. There’s a lot more to data security in digital practice than perhaps you initially…

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Your Digital Practice Workflow – Which Components In Which Order?

  Are you struggling to set up your digital practice workflow? Payment gateways. Intake forms. Appointment bookings. Screening questions. It is easy to be confused about all of the different steps in a telehealth consultation, and what order they should all go in. This post is designed to get you thinking about the different components…

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How To Market Your Telehealth Business

How To Market Your Telehealth Service It doesn’t matter how good your online consultation process is, if you don’t know how to market your telehealth business, you will struggle to get patients through the virtual door. Branding and marketing are therefore some of the most crucial components to any successful digital health practice. From logos…

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Defining Location Of Telehealth Services For Regulatory Purposes

As the online consultation concept grows within the healthcare industry, regulators are battling to keep up with appropriate guidelines. As is often the case with new treatment techniques or approaches, the practice out paces the regulation. Some agencies that police the quality and complaints of health services feel the need to limit the geographical reach…

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Creating Seamless Patient Flow In Digital Practice

To create an entire telehealth experience for your patients, you have most likely combined a number of tech systems together. From completing forms, to making a payment, from scheduling appointments to conducting a video call. It is important to ensure that the end-to-end experience is as frictionless as possible for both you and your patient.…

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