Supporting you with your move to telehealth
As the healthcare sector deals with the COVID-19 pandemic, dermatologists are rapidly changing the way care is accessed and delivered to ensure the safety of their practice or clinic teams, patients and the broader community.
Under the Australian Government’s COVID-19 National Health Plan, new temporary MBS telehealth consultation items have been introduced.
Here you will find resources to help you and your broader practice or clinic teams to implement and provide safe and effective telephone and video consultations during these unprecedented times.
There is not one model that will suit every dermatologist and we encourage you to seek advice and support from experienced telehealth providers to get set up.
Your Faculty or College can direct you to an appropriate contact. They can also help you network with colleagues who could assist with telehealth requests.
A review of literature supporting the development of practice guidelines for teledermatology in Australia | Australasian Journal of Dermatology
Clinical images and the use of personal mobile devices Australia 2014 | AMA and the Medical Indemnity Industry Association of Australia
Department of Health factsheet | Prescriptions and telehealth – Interim arrangements
University of Queensland Centre for Online Health Quick Guides to telehealth | One-page guides on optimising video and audio quality, communicating effectively online, videoconferencing software and purchasing equipment.
Tools and templates
For your practice or clinic
You can download and edit:
For your patients
College factsheet | Dermatology and telehealth – information for patients
Department of Health factsheet | Helping you get your medicine if you are confined to home
University of Queensland Centre for Online Health Quick Guides to telehealth | One-page guides on what is telehealth and on how to prepare to get the best out of a video consultation
Patient video courtesy of Dr Karen Koh | Taking photos of your skin with your smartphone