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Innovative uses of technology to support outreach telehealth clinics

7th August 2020

technology to support outreachThe adaptability of our outreach health practitioners is essential to ensure continuity of health services during the COVID-19 pandemic, and we’re seeing inspiring examples of this across NSW.

Lauren Blatchford (pictured)- a diabetes educator and podiatrist at Albury Wodonga Aboriginal Health Service - recently used a late model iPhone to help deliver her allied health clinics.

The device enabled her to send supporting photographs for a phone consultation with a patient regarding an ingrown toenail. Face-time also provided a way for Lauren to maintain regular contact with patients for insulin titration, providing the continual care they may not otherwise receive.

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