In the last three months, Aussie Telco Activ8me has connected 14 new Royal Flying Doctor Service Primary Health Clinics across country Queensland to high-speed Satellite broadband internet.
The new clinics in Thargomindah, Yowah, Gregory Downs, Adels Grove, Croydon, Einasleigh, Ravenswood, Mount Surprise, Pentland, Chillagoe, Greenvale, Dajarra, Urandangi and Lockhart River offer GP consultations, immunisations, peri and post-natal care, and assistance with health conditions.
These clinics operate on a fly-in-fly-out basis, either weekly, fortnightly or monthly.
When RFDS doctors and specialists fly to the clinic and conduct consultations with patients they are now able to access online the most up-to-date patient records, and also other online health resources, or consult other specialist in the city via video link.
A further ten sites - at Bedourie, Birdsville, Boulia, Bourketown, Camooweal, Doomadgee, Eulo, Mornington Island, Stonehenge and Yaraka - are being considered for new connections in late 2019.
Activ8me CEO Martin Camilleri said they were delighted to help provide better access to telehealth services.
"As internet access at these clinics is new, the opportunities are just developing," Mr Camilleri said.
"We're in the research and development phase of a number of projects for the Royal Flying Doctor Service that will utilise internet to benefit the RFDS service provision and assist the local community."