Telehealth and COVID-19 webinar

The Digital Health Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) is hosting a webinar tomorrow, Tuesday 21 April, from 6-7.30pm on COVID-19 and telehealth.

The webinar topic is “Providing virtual care in allied health: the possibilities and potential of telehealth during the pandemic and beyond”.

The arrival of COVID-19 has pushed the fast forward button on the rollout of telehealth in Australia. In this webinar, the panel will offer their perspectives on telehealth and discuss their personal experiences of providing virtual care in allied health and interprofessional settings.

The panellists will discuss the following in both pre- and post-COVID-19 contexts:

  • How they have leveraged technology to advantage their profession and patients
  • What was involved in the transition to telehealth (or how they have scaled up or down as a result of the pandemic)
  • When telehealth is (or is not) appropriate and the practical aspects of implementation
  • Where they source advice on platforms, technology and digital capabilities
  • How they communicate with patients, manage consent and address concerns about data safety and security
  • Recent telehealth developments within and across allied health professions and between disciplines
  • The current legislative environment, evolving best practices, future possibilities and unresolved issues.


– Dr Kate Bunbury, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (panel chair)

– Dr Aaron Frost, Clinical Psychologist, Benchmark Psychology

– Mr Peter Edwards, Clinical Exercise Physiologist, Akera Health and Curtin University

– Dr Rebecca Sutherland, Senior Speech Pathologist, Children’s Hospital at Westmead

– Dr Michelle Gibb, Nurse Practitioner, Wound Specialist Services

Register now

This webinar is brought to you by the Digital Health CRC in collaboration with Curtin University and La Trobe University.