Frontier Services welcomes the Royal Flying Doctor Service’s (RFDS) launch of its electronic Health for Remote Australia (eHRA) project, providing Electronic Medical Records for RFDS patients around Australia.
Committed to caring for people in isolated areas of the country, both organisations share a passion for communication which dates back to founder Rev John Flynn (“Flynn of the Inland”). Flynn who is featured on the Australian $20 note was committed to developing communication and the role it plays in overcoming the disadvantages of isolation.
“For the people of remote Australia who almost always have to travel to receive specialist care, the e-Health for Remote Australia project is a welcome development. As medical personnel come and go it will provide certainty, accuracy and a level of safety which has been denied to these communities,” says Rosemary Young, National Director of Frontier Services.
“While we are often skeptical about the ability of technology to overcome the challenges of isolation, this initiative is one we welcome with enthusiasm.”
Frontier Services continues the pastoral care, nursing and community services begun by Flynn in 1912, just as the RFDS continues the aeromedical service which grew out of that work in 1928 along with remote clinics and telehealth (over the phone) consultations. Frontier Services is an agency of the Uniting Church and is the major provider of aged care, health and community services and pastoral support to people in Outback Australia.
Visit www.frontierservices.org for more information.