14th NRHC Recommendation

Mandate that all new telehealth services be complementary to existing services and cannot be viewed as a replacement or cause an existing service to be undermined. This needs to be ensured at a state level so that tertiary centres do not kill off viable local services and there must be compulsory notification to local providers of decisions made during telehealth session. Perhaps an e health record should be obligatory before such sessions can go ahead?

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