TeleMed Health Services

Telenuclear medicine and paramedical services

Perth, Western Australia

Australia

www.telemed.net.au

About TeleMed

TeleMed is a health technology company which aims to improve health outcomes through the development and operation of e-health innovations, primarily in the specialty of nuclear medicine. It is strongly focused on addressing the disparity in medical services that exists between the metropolitan sector and the rural and regional communities of Western Australia.

Mortality and morbidity rates in rural centres remain at disappointing levels and the themes of social inequality remain prominent in Telemed's mind. They strongly believe that through their efforts in helping rural patients and their doctors in their delivery of a clinically significant diagnostic service represents a positive contribution to the fabric of their society, particularly for the benefit of the all too often marginalised members of their state’s regions.

We are concerned that the increasing commodification of health services in Australia will lead to greater health inequality across Australia. Whilst the private sector plays an important role in the overall health service mix, too great a dependence on large multinational corporations, whose priority is to maximise shareholder return, could have a deleterious impact on Australian society. The philosophy embraced by B Corporations in considering all stakeholders has always been central to medical science and we wish to live up to this tradition.

The Change We Seek®

Nuclear medicine plays an ever-increasing role in the diagnosis and management of the diseases of ageing and Australia's two biggest killers: cardiovascular disease and cancer. It is well established that greater accessibility to medical services leads to better outcomes for patients and lower downstream health costs. Despite all our modern medical technology, mortality and morbidity rates in rural centres remain at disappointing levels and the themes of social inequality remain prominent in the Telemed team's minds.

Geography is Australia's silent killer. TeleMed seeks wider implementation of health technology to close the gap between the metro and rural sector and ensure all communities have equal access to a high standard of care.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

December 2016
Summary:

Company Score

Median Score*

Environment

Environment

The Environment section of the Assessment evaluates a company's environmental performance through its facilities; materials, resource, and energy use; and emissions. Where applicable, it also considers a company's transportation/distribution channels and environmental impact of its supply chain. This section also measures whether a company's products or services are designed to solve an environmental issue, including products that aid in the provision of renewable energy, conserve resources, reduce waste, promote land/wildlife conservation, prevent toxic/hazardous substance or pollution, or educate, measure, or consult to solve environmental problems.

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7
Workers

Workers

The Worker section of the survey assesses the company's relationship with its workforce. This section measures how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training, and ownership opportunities provided to workers. It also focuses on the overall work environment within the company through management/worker communication, job flexibility and corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices.

28
18
Customers

Customers

The Customers section of the Assessment measures the impact a company has on its customers. The section focuses on whether a company sells products or services that promote public benefit, and if those products/services are targeted towards serving underserved populations. Questions in this section will measure whether a company's product or service is designed to solve a social or environmental issue (e.g. improves health, preserves environment or creates economic opportunity to individuals or communities, promotes the arts/sciences, or increases the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises).

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N/A
Community

Community

The Community section of the survey assesses a company's impact on its community. The Community section evaluates a company's supplier relations, diversity, and involvement in the local community. The section also measures the company's practices and policies around community service and charitable giving. In addition, this section includes if a company's product or service is designed to solve a social issue, including access to basic services, health, education, economic opportunity, arts, and increasing the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises.

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17
Governance

Governance

The Governance section of the Assessment evaluates a company's accountability and transparency. The section focuses on the company's mission, stakeholder engagement, and overall transparency of the company's practices and policies.

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Overall B Score
120
55

80 out of 200 is eligible for certification

*Of all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

*Median scores will not add up to overall

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