REMOTE INTEGRATED & COLLABORATIVE HEALTH INITIATIVE
The Remote Integration & Collaboration in Health (RICH) was established by the Healthy Communities Foundation Australia in partnership with private sector health providers including InterHealthCare, PhyzX and Kinephonics.
Integrated care is the provision of collaborative, seamless, effective and efficient care that addresses a person’s complete physical and mental health needs across their life in their own community.
It embraces place-based, community-specific strategies and planning, addressing not just the biomedical dimensions of care, but the social determinants of health at an individual, family and community level.
The Remote Integrated Care in Health initiative partners have a shared vision to improve the health and wellbeing of people living in rural and remote communities.
To realise this Vision, the partners understand the need to change the way we deliver primary health care and to leverage the benefits that technology can bring to improve access and continuity of care.
The Partners aim to design, trial and evaluate models of care that reflect the needs of rural and remote people. They aim to work collaboratively to improve the coordination and integration of general practice, allied health, dental and social care services and the effective use of technology to enhance continuity of care.
The aim of this trial is to explore how it may be possible to make continuity of care with a regular health care team financially sustainable and attractive to health services providers to address poor access to healthcare services in rural and remote communities.
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