Who we work with
- Digital Advisory Board
- National Information Clinical Leadership Group
- Consumer Panel
- Telehealth Forum
- Health IT Cluster
- Ministry Major Projects Committee
- Sector Architects Group
- Patients First
- Health Informatics New Zealand
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.
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.
In this section
- Find out about the role of the Telehealth Leadership Group, and who the members are. – Read more
- The Medical Council of New Zealand recently reviewed its statement on telehealth. The Telehealth Forum provided feedback on specific questions posed by the Medical Council. – Read more
- Read the Telehealth Forum's submission on the draft National Health Strategy. – Read more
- The Submission 7 November 2014 – Read more
- This page includes links to useful telehealth resources. Telehealth organisations, case studies, reports and trials will be regularly updated and posted in this area. – Read more
- Terms of reference for the New Zealand Telehealth Forum. – Read more
- How to contact the Telehealth Forum Secretariat. – Read more