Telemedicine as a Health Promotion Tool: A Multidisciplinary Vision
Telemedicine is a resource that contributes to improving the quality of medical care, reducing the time between diagnosis and therapy, and helping extend specialised and quality medical services to remote or poor locations. Teledermatology and Telecardiology encompass the application of telecommunication and computer technologies in dermatological and cardiological practice. The aim of this paper was to report the integration of a multidisciplinary health team providing remote assistance for diagnosis and management of dermatological and cardiovascular diseases, wherein second opinion was given to teams treating patients with difficulty in travelling to face-to-face consultations. Details were referred to the Hospital São Lucas, using a process provided by the MicroG eHealth platform, and specialists issued expert second opinions on each case. In this sense, teledermatology and telecardiology reports served as a tool to assist the general practitioner and family physician in deciding whether or not to refer patients to a specialist service.
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