The New England Virtual Hospital's Joint Virtual Care Centre (JVCC) was unveiled on Wednesday with a demonstration for the Minister for Regional Health, Mark Coulton.
It prompted Barnaby Joyce to declare the system would bring doctors to Armidale, which he called the IQ city.
The centre is housed within University of New England's Tableland Clinical School and supports the delivery of in-home healthcare for patients in the New England North West region.
The centre will link patients with doctors and specialists using a monitoring system, allowing them to access care without travelling long distances to a major hospital.
The new system continuously tracks heart rate, temperature, oxygen saturation and blood pressure through a band worn by patients, which is feeding information back to doctors and nurses.
When it was demonstrated this week for Mr Coulton, three remote patients from as far away as Yetman near the Queenlsand border, were monitored live.
UNE's Dean of Medicine and Health Professor Rod McClure said that the JVCC and the virtual hospital concept were already demonstrating the value of digitally enabled health care.
"The virtual care centre that we demonstrated today is the ideal enabler of telehealth and remote monitoring services. It will take pressure off already overburdened hospital networks, and improve health outcomes and access to healthcare for regional patients," Professor McClure said.
"Our objective here is address healthcare inequity for rural and regional patients by making healthcare accessible within our region.
"Early intervention for avoidable diseases, enabled by an increased workforce and technologically enabled healthcare, will significantly impact on the health outcomes of the region as a whole."
The "Caretaker" technology is a key element of UNE's proposed New England Virtual Hospital Network (NEVIHN).
In the current COVID-19 context, a trial of the Joint Virtual Care Centre (JVCC) element of the NEViHN has been fast-tracked.
At the launch on Wednesday, New England MP Barnaby Joyce declared that Armidale was the IQ city.
"Whether it's APVMA that's come to Armidale, whether it is the lithium batteries that we are designing in this city, whether it is the CSIRO, and now the point of care testing in medicine," Mr Joyce added.
He said it would bring a whole new range of jobs into the city, and make sure Armidale's stays at the cutting edge, not only of national technology, but of global technology.
"I want to commend the work done by the researchers here that has led to this new form of developing and delivering medicine to remote corners, not only of our electorate but, of our nation.
"This is something that is going to bring doctors into this town," the New England MP said.