Client: Townsville District Health Service

Undertake the external evaluation of the Networking North QLD project (funded through the Networking the Nation program)

Project timeline: 3 months, completed October 2001

Brief description:

  • Qualitative data collection to determine adequacy of new telecommunications infrastructure (email/internet/intranet and videoconference) in meeting telecommunication needs of stakeholders (QLD Health – Northern Zone, QLD Ambulance Service, Blue Care, Northern QLD Rural Division of General Practice and Far North QLD Rural Division of General Practice)

  • Assess effectiveness of training strategies to support roll-out of infrastructure

  • Assess use of videoconferencing by the general community

  • Determine impact of telecommunications at a clinical and administrative level

Geographical area of project:

Bowen to Cape York, Gulf of Carpentaria, Townsville west to Mt Isa