[LINK] Online medical consultations

Tom Worthington tom.worthington at tomw.net.au
Wed Aug 18 07:39:18 AEST 2010

Jan Whitaker wrote:
> ... I tried to do training of med personnel in this medium before.
> ... They don't want to learn and do NOT want to have their precious
> medical time interfered with. ... never do it again unless the
> payment made it worthwhile. ...

Yes, I suggest that payment as an incentive is the key to this sort of
training. In this case the incentive is that medical personnel who pass
the course will be able to get paid by Medicare for online
consultations. Those doctors who don't do the course will not get paid.
Being able to provide online consultations could be popular with some
doctors, in terms of income and lifestyle.

Tom Worthington FACS CP HLM, TomW Communications Pty Ltd. t: 0419496150
PO Box 13, Belconnen ACT 2617, Australia  http://www.tomw.net.au
Adjunct Senior Lecturer, School of Computer Science, The
Australian National University http://cs.anu.edu.au/courses/COMP7310/

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