Broadband in Hospitals – Economic Impact – Access Economics DCITA December 2003

2003 Broadband in Hospitals – Economic Impact – Access Economics DCITAThe National Office for the Information Economy (NOIE) commissioned Access Economics to assess the economic impact of an accelerated rollout of broadband in hospitals. This report examines the impact of a particular intervention – accelerated rollout of broadband connecting major hospitals and specialist medical centres.

Download the full reportTelehealth applications such as telepsychiatry and teleradiology have a strong track record of efficiently delivering clinically-effective health services to rural and regional areas. However, in spite of increasing use of broadband in some areas, there are many hospitals in Australia that do not yet have access to broadband or are still using relatively costly ISDN services.

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