What service you want to provide, and perhaps opportunities or constraints in your current situation, will inform decisions you need to make about an appropriate Video Conferencing solution for Telehealth Consultations.
As with any endeavour, there are many paths to fulfilment. Adopting the recommendations put forward by DoHA reduces the scope of appropriate solutions but answering a few select questions can help guide you more quickly to a valid choice.
Common Solution Characteristics
In order to achieve broad based interoperation it is a given that all solutions involve carriage of Video traffic over IP network connected systems. These connections may be purely Internet or have private links within or between organizations and providers.
Dual Displays are required to allow view of people as well as graphical or text content which may be relevant to the consultation.
Hardware Echo Cancellation capability is advised for all solutions with Peripheral specifications depending on room size and seating layouts.
Scenario: Remote consultation
From DoHA Medicare Rebates for Telehealth Brochure.
Mary lives on a dairy farm in NSW, twenty minutes drive from Bega. Mary’s local GP is Dr Sharma, who detected Mary’s respiratory disorder in 2010. Dr Sharma referred her to Dr Brown, a specialist... Read more..