MED meets Minister Hunt

My Emergency Dr would like to thank The Health Minster Greg Hunt for giving our Melbourne staff the opportunity to spend time with him on day 16 of his 18 day ‘Walk for Autism’.  Greg was very interested to hear about the work MED has been doing with Eastern Melbourne PHN and other health services around Australia.   And what a surprise for Dr Roslyn when she picked up the call for her next patient and it was The Minister himself !!!  Greg will have walked a total of 503.6 km over the 18 days, raising money for Autism.  MED is happy to support Greg’s efforts with a donation that will assist the Abacus Learning Centre and Light Up Autism Foundation.  if you would like to make a donation too, please click on this link:
www.givenow.com.au/GHWALK

Pilot program marks milestone in healthcare

MNCLHD Integrated Care Project Officer Adam Ulrick, North Coast Primary Health Network Director System and Service Integration Steve Mann, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of My Emergency Dr (MED) Dr Justin Bowra and Seascape Medical Centre (South West Rocks) General Practitioner Dr Akram Malak

The Mid North Coast Local Health District (MNCLHD) and North Coast Primary Health Network (NCPHN) have teamed up with My Emergency Dr (MED), an Australian-owned and operated company, to commence a pilot program at South West Rocks.

This innovative pilot has been developed specifically for the South West Rocks community in collaboration with MNCLHD, MED, NCPHN, local General Practices, Japara Aged Care-South West Rocks and local pharmacies.

The pilot utilises the MED App, which is a video-based smartphone app that allows residents to call an Australian qualified Emergency Specialist Doctor (FACEM) 24/7, 365 days a year for non-life threatening health issues.

The MED Doctors are able to diagnose illnesses, provide prescriptions, requests for pathology and medical imaging and can even provide a discharge summary back to the patient’s GP.

Recent community information sessions about the pilot were well attended by locals.

The pilot commenced on 1 August and aims to reduce the amount of travel for locals with non-life threatening illnesses to hospital and enhance their access to medical advice when access to a regular GP is not available.

“The level of interest in the community is rising and it is encouraging to see so many residents obtaining a referral to use our service” Dr Justin Bowra said.

“It is important to be clear to the community and GPs that we don’t take over the long term care of the patient from their usual GP.

“We are confident that the project will be of very significant benefit to the residents of South West Rocks, and it marks a real milestone in healthcare in this country as well as a terrific example of how different stakeholders can work together to

make a difference for regional and rural Australians,” Dr Bowra said.

The pilot is due for completion at the end of January 2019.

MED partners with Group Homes Australia

My Emergency Dr are thrilled to be partnered with Group Homes Australia who are pioneers of dementia, palliative and respite care in a group home environment in Australia. They subscribe to My Emergency Dr to offer their residents innovative, specialist care around the clock.

 

Tamar Krebs, CEO and Founder of Group Homes Australia states:

 

“Our residents are at the heart of everything we do. By utilising My Emergency Dr, trips to hospital will be reduced, which in turn will minimise the agitation and stress for residents, and their families.”

 

Justin Bowra, CEO and Founder of ConnectedMed and an experienced senior emergency specialist physician states:

 

“We are thrilled to partner with Group Homes Australia. My Emergency Doctor allows residents and their families to avoid the sometimes traumatic, disorientating experience of going to hospital. Residents can be seen immediately by an emergency specialist doctor. Group Homes Australia will have 24-hour-a-day immediate video access to a team of Emergency Specialists who can remotely assess, diagnose and arrange treatment.”

 

 

Latest App Version

The latest version of the My Emergency Dr App has just been released to the iOS App and Google Play stores.

As an introductory offer a flat fee of $50 will be charged for initial consultations. Please see our website for the full schedule of fees for subsequent consultations.

So to avoid long waits in Emergency and to get the peace of mind you are looking for download the latest version now and have access to a specialist emergency doctor at the touch of a button.