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MedicalDirector instrumental in securing NBN upgrades for general practice

7 April, 2020

Sydney, Australia – 7  April,  2020 - MedicalDirector has  been instrumental in bringing free NBN upgrades to practices to help support Telehealth consultations during COVID-19. 

Announced at CommsDay Summit 2020, held via video conference in Sydney yesterday, Minister for Communications, Hon. Paul Fletcher MP said that NBN will be offered to GP clinics in Australia for free. This offer will available to practices in the coming weeks.

An excerpt from the Minister’s speech is below:

“Clinics… can speak to their retailers to get the extra bandwidth to support their increased online activity at no additional cost”, Minister Fletcher said. This will help practices support multiple video conferencing streams simultaneously and will be available for six months, with opportunity to review.

Matthew Bardsley, the CEO of Medical Director, said, “Without the support and collaboration of the NBN, our ability to respond to the needs of General Practice during this time would have been challenged. With this announcement today we look forward to enabling ideal General Practice services in Australia under the new social distancing requirements. Keeping patients healthy and our customers, the doctors, the nurses and staff as safe as possible.”


About MedicalDirector

MedicalDirector is a leading primary healthcare technology company that for over 25 years has provided innovative, proprietary software solutions that help General Practice (GP) and specialist medical practices deliver care to their patients. Our software platform integrates seamlessly to enable faster and more collaborative workflows in medical practices and connectivity into the broader healthcare system.

Currently, more than 20,000 clinicians use MedicalDirector to manage and deliver 80+ million patient consultations per year, across small and large medical practices. Key software features include practice management, clinical health records, medical billing, reporting, referral management and patient engagement.

Today, MedicalDirector is a first-mover in innovative, cloud-based healthcare software through Helix, and in delivering customisable solutions for medical professionals in Australia and now in the United Kingdom. The comprehensive suite of solutions utilises the latest tools and technologies to simplify workflows and enable interoperability across healthcare systems. With MedicalDirector, medical practices can manage higher patient volumes, improving productivity and providing doctors the flexibility to deliver care anytime, anywhere on any device.