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Towards a culturally secure telehealth model for the Kimberley

Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services
Yawuru country, Broome, WA
Project Summary:

This project will oversee the development of a telehealth service provision model for the Kimberley. The model will be informed by Aboriginal people and is holistic in approach, while rigorous, transparent and efficacious in output. It will:

  • establish a culturally secure and acceptable telehealth and digital service model for Kimberley Aboriginal patients
  • explore the acceptability of telehealth for Kimberley Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service (ACCHS) patients and health care professionals
  • investigate barriers and enablers of telehealth appointment uptake, assessing patient sociodemographic characteristics, health condition, health care provider type and role of Aboriginal health care providers in the appointment
  • co-design a sustainable and culturally secure telehealth service model
  • pilot the model in Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services (KAMS) clinical settings, and
  • implement the model via KAMS.
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