Visionflex technology chosen to boost aged care services in western Victoria PHN

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Visionflex News: Visonflex technology chosen to boost aged care services in WVPHN. Photo of telehealth cart between a doctor and their aged care patient

Visionflex clinical telehealth technology commissioned by Western Victoria Primary Health Network (WVPHN) to boost aged care services in western Victoria.

Visionflex is delighted that Western Victoria Primary Health Network (WVPHN) is set to improve health care services for Commonwealth-funded Residential Aged Care Facilities (RACFs) in western Victoria with the imminent implementation of Visionflex’s clinical telehealth technology.

Visionflex, a leading provider of virtual care and telehealth technology in Australia, will be supplying Telehealth Carts with our Vision video call platform. This platform will enable primary care providers, clinicians, and specialist health services to monitor residents’ vital signs and manage imaging for wounds and skin ailments.

The Telehealth Carts, equipped with Visionflex’s technology, will support automatic Bluetooth® and USB connectivity to a range of sensors, including Pulse Oximeters, Blood Glucose, Blood Pressure, Thermometers, Weight, Digital Stethoscopes, ECG, Ultrasound and high-definition examination cameras. These devices will enable live monitoring of vital signs, and all data will be saved for easy integration into practice management software.

Image of a Visionflex telehealth cart next to an empty hospital style bed

WVPHN CEO, Rowena Clift, believes that improved telehealth integration will significantly enhance RACFs’ care capabilities, making it easier for health professionals to connect with their patients, and improving the lives of RACF residents.

“Having the access to telehealth facilities and training to use them will improve access to primary health care for RACF residents. Providing telehealth facilities is especially beneficial for rural areas like western Victoria where health professionals often have to travel large distances to connect with their patients,” said Ms Clift.

Along with purchasing the Telehealth Carts, WVPHN is providing funding to help educate RACF staff and health care providers, such as GPs, on delivering effective virtual care. Additionally, WVPHN staff will be trained to provide ongoing support to RACFs as needed.

The Visionflex technology is expected to reduce travel time for health care professionals, facilitate better management of chronic conditions, increase early intervention, and potentially decrease hospital admissions.

“This technology is a game-changer for RACFs nationwide.”

Mike Harman, Head of Product at Visionflex, praised the development. “This technology is a game-changer for RACFs nationwide. It enables them to connect with health professionals without needing to travel. Patients can also connect to their personal GPs, even when they are interstate. Improved internet access via the NBN and Starlink services has made this possible, even in Australia’s most remote locations,” Harman said.

The technology will be deployed over the coming months.

About Visionflex

Established in 2014, Visionflex designs, manufactures, and distributes a range of innovative clinical telehealth devices and software to facilitate remote clinical examinations, ensuring that patients receive the best possible care. Visionflex’s flagship products include the ProEX Telehealth Hub, ProEX Mobile, Vision Clinical Telehealth Software Platform, and the GEIS® General Examination Camera.

Visionflex solutions are used by clients across the country and around the globe, including Aged Care Facilities, State Government Health Agencies, the Royal Flying Doctor Service, Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations, Mining Camps, the Australian Antarctic Division, Justice Health, and more.