TeleMed develops and uses “e‐health” innovations to significantly improve the access to health services of the rural and remote communities in Western Australia. The company is active in the field of telemedicine (electronic transmission of medical information and services) and teleradiology. It focuses on telenuclear medicine (use of radioactive materials in the diagnosis and treatment of various diseases) with a particular interest in heart and cancer specialties. TeleMed works to bridge the gap in medical services that exist between the metropolitan sector and these communities, in an attempt to assist in improving health outcomes in these areas.
We were delighted that TeleMed was selected as a finalist in the Western Australian Telstra Business Awards in 2014 which recognised our team’s efforts in the field of telenuclear medicine and the delivery of services for rural populations who would otherwise need to travel to Perth for sophisticated oncology and cardiac imaging.
“I’ve always had an interest and concern of the inequality in health that exists. For many reasons it shouldn’t be that way, I don’t think that’s an unreasonable expectation in this day and age with the technology that’s available.”
Pete Tually, Director, TeleMed.
In 2012, we were recognised as one of Western Australia’s 40 leading business entrepreneurs under 40.
All of our imaging departments have achieved full accreditation against the full suite of standards under Stage II of the Diagnostic Accreditation Imaging Scheme. This ensures medicare benefits are payable for all of our nuclear medicine services listed in the Diagnostic Imaging Services Table (DIST). For more information click below.
CSIRO’s Scientists in Schools is a national program that creates and supports long-term partnerships between teachers and scientists or mathematicians. TeleMed’s Peter Tually volunteers time to run interactive, educational sessions to high school students at all levels. Covering topics such as medical applications in nuclear physics, anatomy and the physiology of disease, the aim is to spark the student’s interest in a career in science through real life patient diagnoses and treatment.
The purpose of RAINS is to offer a support network for rural and remote Nuclear Medicine professionals. The support network aims to engage with and develop strategies to overcome the unique professional difficulties encountered in rural and remote Australia. We were foundation committee members of RAINS in 2007 and Peter is the current president.