Daily BulletinDaily Bulletin

Business News

  • Written by Media Release


Swinburne has partnered with Coviu, a telehealth software platform, to further embed digital health technology in the classroom, clinic and research.

 

The partnership will engage students, and the wider community, in using the latest telehealth technology, equipping them to treat Australians remotely and redefine models of healthcare.

 

Coviu, a company which specialises in online health consultations, will provide access to cutting-edge technology for Swinburne students, researchers and clinical services.

 

Swinburne students will learn how to break down the distance and barriers between healthcare professionals and patients.

 

“Having our students prepared for a workforce where healthcare is increasingly delivered remotely, is imperative and something that is at the core of digital health’s future in Australia. We need graduates that are comfortable using this technology and Swinburne will produce them,” says Dr Mark Merolli, Academic Director of Digital Health & Informatics.

 

“Health and digital technology go hand in hand, and this partnership reflects Swinburne’s commitment to being a leader in digital health and our passion for innovation in all aspects of teaching, training and research.”

 

Reaching remote communities

 

The distance between healthcare providers and those they serve can require enormous amounts of effort, time, and money to overcome. Coviu aims to knock down this barrier by making video visits the new standard of care, says Dr Silvia Pfeiffer, CEO and co-founder of Coviu.

“Our goal is to bring fairer access to healthcare for all citizens, regardless of their location, and this partnership takes us one step closer.”

“Research has shown that up to 80% of clinician visits can be provided online with comparable clinical outcomes. We’ve worked hard to make our telehealth technology simple to use by patients and providers, however it’s absolutely essential that the next generation of medical professionals are equipped with the necessary tools and knowledge to make online consultations as effective as possible. Our partnership with Swinburne will ensure that this process takes place.

“Beyond geographical constraints, there’s often a stigma attached to seeking support for certain health services; for example, mental health. However, for many people, this disappears when they can do it from the comfort and privacy of their own home. This makes telehealth a fantastic - and under-utilised - solution for those seeking aid, regardless of location," concluded Dr Pfeiffer.

Swinburne’s health future

 

Swinburne will embed Coviu technology into the curriculum of nursing, occupational therapy, psychology, dietetics, health science, and digital health and informatics.

 

These are taught through Swinburne’s new Health Precinct, which utilises the latest in technology and facilities.

 

The technology will also be implemented into Swinburne’s new Master of Physiotherapy, and Graduate Certificate in Teleaudiology, set to launch from mid-2019.


About Coviu

Coviu is an emerging startup out of CSIRO’s Data61, offering a video consultation software to healthcare businesses. It brings the specific workflows and tools necessary for healthcare into an online video call while satisfying regulatory requirements around security and privacy.

 

If you took to growing veggies in the coronavirus pandemic, then keep it up when lockdown ends

arrow_forward

Coronavirus recovery: public transport is key to avoid repeating old and unsustainable mistakes

arrow_forward

P is for Pandemic: kids' books about coronavirus

arrow_forward

How have live chatbots turned beneficial for online businesses?

Every business these days have come up with their online models. While some people still rely on the customer service representatives to handle the queries for their company around the clock through...

Paresh Patil - avatar Paresh Patil

Which Internet Marketing techniques can boost my business?

Internet marketing can be easily defined as various internet techniques that can be used to promote a product or service to all those people who use the internet to visit various websites and social p...

Kamballa Johnson - avatar Kamballa Johnson

3 Top Tips to Hiring Long Distance Movers

Moving doesn’t need to be stressful at all. Find the right moving company to help with your relocation and the whole experience should be what you want out of the move in the first place – a new sta...

Ash Thomson - avatar Ash Thomson

What you should do (and not do) during video conference calls

Although video conferences are now the norm, they have certainly been something that many have struggled with, particularly those used to face-to-face discussions. This hasn’t been helped by the lac...

News Company - avatar News Company

How Can PR Agencies Help Your Venture?

There are several integrated marketing and PR agencies that deliver brand solutions to more than four continents. These agencies provide services to do with public relations, strategic marketing...

News Company - avatar News Company

Hiring An Experienced Bail Bondsman In Connecticut

Being Locked Up Is Not Fun Have you been thinking about contacting a bail bondsman in Connecticut because a loved one has been arrested and you want to help him or her as fast as possible? If you h...

News Company - avatar News Company


The Conversation
INTERWEBS DIGITAL AGENCY

Politics

$1.8 billion boost for local government

The Federal Liberal and Nationals Government will deliver a $1.8 billion boost for road and community projects through local governments across Australia.   The package of support will help lo...

Scott Morrison - avatar Scott Morrison

Scott Morrison press conference

PRIME MINISTER: This is a tough day for Australia, a very tough day. Almost 600,000 jobs have been lost, every one of them devastating for those Australians, for their families, for their commun...

Scott Morrison - avatar Scott Morrison

BOOST FOR BUSHFIRE RECOVERY

Local economic recovery plans will help towns and regions hit by bushfires get back on their feet as part of a new $650 million package of support from the Morrison Government.   As part of th...

Scott Morrison - avatar Scott Morrison



News Company Media Core

Content & Technology Connecting Global Audiences

More Information - Less Opinion