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New Zealand Telehealth Forum

The New Zealand Telehealth Forum promotes the use of telehealth in the provision of health care. It is funded by the Ministry of Health.

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Telehealth is the use of information and communication technologies to deliver health care when patients and care providers are not in the same physical location. For example, illnesses can be diagnosed and treatment provided via secure video conference.

To be effective, telehealth relies on fast broadband internet services.

Health care-related education, research and evaluation can also take place using telehealth.


Telehealth has many benefits including:

  • people can be seen by their health professional and care team without having to leave the area in which they live
  • people can better monitor and manage their health
  • lower health care costs
  • more flexibility for the health workforce.


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