Ensuring security and confidentiality of patient data has always been a legal requirement for health professionals. With the health industry’s rapid shift to telehealth, this principle remains unchanged. As we introduce video consultations to our practice, the selection of a safe and secure video platform is therefore paramount.   Why is platform quality important?  …

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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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  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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  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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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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Are you getting started with digital consultations and wondering what telehealth video platform to use?   Over the past 6 years running Online.Physio, I have trialed many different video platforms for patient appointments. As you can imagine, the technology is growing and changing rapidly, with new platforms hitting the market almost daily. Rather than naming…

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Health professionals who prescribe exercise programs have, for many years, scribbled stick figures on a piece of paper to hand to their patients.   Are you one of them? I used to be too.   A few computer based exercise prescription programs have traditionally been on the market, and for those who trialled them, those…

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When I upgraded my iPhone to a bigger one, I wasn’t sure how it would impact my life. Would I need to buy clothes with bigger pockets? Would I need to buy a new range of handbags? (Any excuse…) What I found was this: I suddenly started using apps and functionality that has always been…

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