What is Telehealth?
Telehealth services use videoconferencing to allow clients to access and participate in speech pathology sessions. This may include assessment, therapy, parent education and parent training.
Speech Pathology Australia supports the use of telehealth as a service delivery model where it is based on current evidence-based practice…
What platform does Talking Heads Speech Pathology use to conduct Telehealth services?
Talking Heads Speech Pathology uses a secure medical/ allied health telehealth platform; named CoViu. You can check out their site here; www.coviu.com
What equipment/resources do you need to participate in a telehealth session?
- Computer/Laptop; iPad or Smartphone
– that has an in-built (or external) microphone and webcam (video camera) and speakers
- Stable internet connection
What are the fees?
The consultation fees are the same as our in-clinic fees.
Do different funding streams support the use of telehealth for speech pathology?
- NDIS: Clients being served under NDIS, regardless of how their plan is managed, may receive speech pathology services through telehealth
- Medicare and DVA: No, these do not currently include speech pathology. Speech Pathology Australia is working to include telehealth as a service provision alongside face to face consultations.
- Private Insurance: It depends. Private insurers may cover speech pathology telehealth services on a case-by-case basis. Clients are advised to contact individual insurers.
(Information derived from FAQs – Telepractice in Speech Pathology Page 3 /4: Speech Pathology Australia Association of Australia Ltd)
How does CoViu manage privacy?
NB Information below has been provided by CoViu.
We are committed to protecting your privacy in accordance with the Australian Privacy Principles contained in the Privacy Act 1988 (“Privacy Act”).
When talking about security and privacy things can get a little technical, so I wanted to cover some key questions we get asked, lets say the fundamentals, in simple terms.
- Coviu does not store any clinical information that is exchanged in a call
• All of the video, audio or shared documents in a call are transmitted directly between the participants (peer-to-peer) only and are fully encrypted
• Calls cannot be listened into by anyone except for the call participants
- Coviu only stores user signup information – patients don’t sign up to join a consult
- None of the data that is exchanged in a video call is saved
- Coviu does not store the identities of a guest user – the snapshot and name is only taken to identify the guests to the users in a call
For more information see our privacy statement at https://www.coviu.com/privacy-policy/