The COVID 19 epidemic has resulted in Medicare and state government support for telehealth activities in most areas of medical practice. This is resulting in practitioners receiving extensive exposure to telehealth, and has accelerated the establishment of necessary infrastructure. These arrangements may have benefits beyond the COVID period. In this presentation, the opportunities for leveraging the current experience to create legacy arrangements to best support health practice into the future will be considered.
Len Gray is Director of UQ Centre for Health Services Research and Professor in Geriatric Medicine. He is trained in health management and as a specialist in geriatric medicine. His career has encompassed clinical practice, senior health administration roles, and the past 15 years in an academic role at UQ. Research interests include health systems organisation, assessment and quality systems, aged care in general and telehealth. He is the principle investigator on the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Telehealth.