Teleheatlh and Virtual Care: Is the Law Keeping Up?



Consumers, patients, health care professionals and aged care providers are adopting digital health tools at a record rate. The advances in technology and connectedness together with the reach of telehealth means the opportunities and the risks are now greater than ever. Consumers and patients willing to pay for new health technologies and seeking access to their electronic medical records will always be still concerned about the privacy and security of their health data. Aged Care Providers need to be aware of new mandatory reporting requirements relating to all personal information, including health data.

Understanding the risks associated with digital health and what practices and procedures an aged care provider should have in place to manage these risks, is key for any business. This session will highlight the legal issues to be aware of in the new world of digital health care.


Karen Keogh

TressCox Lawyers

Karen Keogh has 20 years’ experience working in the Health & Aged Care sector, specialising in corporate and commercial work including corporate governance, regulatory matters, disciplinary proceedings, commercial contracts, industrial matters, risk management and coronial inquiries. Karen acts for a diverse range of clients including aged care providers, individual doctors and dentists, professional bodies, royal colleges, hospitals, foundation trusts and government bodies.