SKG Radiology Telehealth

GPs, Specialists & Allied Health Professionals will be able to bulk-bill phone consultations or video consultations with patients as of 30 March in a bid to help contain the rapid spread of coronavirus.

https://www.health.gov.au/ministers/the-hon-greg-hunt-mp/media/expansion-of-telehealth-services

At SKG Radiology We Are Telehealth Ready!

Following advice from the Department of Health, we are providing an important update on the requirements for what information is mandatory to be contained on request forms.

The government has announced “It is expected a more comprehensive telehealth whole of population model of care and the detail of telehealth operations via phone and video will be confirmed soon.”

It has been confirmed that the relevant regulations do not require request forms for Diagnostic Imaging to be signed by the requesting clinician.

It has also been confirmed that regulations allow for requests to be made electronically (i.e. via email, fax etc.).

We are well set-up and prepared for the new world of telehealth and will continue to deliver a comprehensive range of imaging services through the pandemic. Our hope is to support your service in whatever way it operates or delivers ongoing care.

How To Use Telehealth

1. Complete the editable Telehealth request form provided by SKG Radiology. Click here to download now

No Signature required.

The only information required is as follows:

    • Relevant patient information including date of birth and contact phone number
    • Examination requested and clinical history, avoiding abbreviated terminology for clarity
    • Name of person making the request
    • Provider number and name of medical practice
    • Date of request

In addition, sufficient information to identify the patient and a phone number is required. Please also please keep your own record of the services requested.

 

2. Send the referral electronically by email to support@skg.com.au.

 

3. Your patient will be personally phoned by us with your request in hand and we will arrange the next best available appointment and location. All Covid-19 safety questions and procedures are adhered to.

 

4. The radiologist report and digital images will be delivered via your preferred nominated method;

    • Automatic downloads to your practice management software, and
    • SKG Connect (Inteleviewer or Inteleconnect)

For SKG Connect support or electronic account access, please email skgconnect@skg.com.au.