Just like a ‘regular’ Independent Medical Examination (IME), a telehealth IME puts the person being assessed at the centre of care. Instead of the person and specialist meeting at consulting rooms, each could be anywhere. A telehealth IME allows people to be assessed using technology – be it video, voice, online or a combination of these.
However, a successful telehealth appointment is not just about the broadly available technology. Equally important is the extensive know-how of both our team members and specialists. We focus on smart triaging and identifying the best and safest method for each person in an objective and considered manner. When required, we have a network of allied health professionals across Australia who support specialists to conduct a telehealth IME.
A telehealth IME is designed by the specialist for each person and the unique requirements of their assessment and environment, ensuring a high quality and robust report.
To learn more about our MedHealth overarching approach to the telehealth IME, please refer to this white paper.
To choose a Medilaw Group telehealth IME, please email email@example.com, call 1300 633 452 or contact your local Medilaw, Next Health, AMLG or MLO office.
To choose an ASSESS Medical Group telehealth IME, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call your local ASSESS office on 1300 188 988 today.
Just like with our in-person appointments, we follow a rigorous process to ensure a thorough outcome that meets the service objective(s). Using multiple channels (online, phone, etc.) and different locations (person’s home, consultation room) means we undertake even more checks along the way. We are always on hand for support and guidance.
Your chosen specialist will triage the optimal telehealth option for your needs, each person’s specific requirements and the unique situation. Our goal is the same as yours – a robust and reliable report which supports your decision-making and progresses cases so that people’s lives get back on track. The options include:
Occasionally, our specialist will conclude that none of the above options will provide the best result for you, or for the person you are supporting. In that instance we will recommend an in-person consultation now if possible, or later.
In most cases, there will be a telehealth option available.