Telemedicine is the set of healthcare services provided remotely through the use of advanced technological systems, without the person having to physically go to treatment facilities.
Telemedicine tools therefore allow you to visit and monitor patients from home, especially fragile and chronic ones (subject to periodic checks), to guarantee closer, faster, more effective and sustainable assistance.
The strengthening of technological infrastructures and the development of the national platform for telemedicine services are financed with the funds of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (Pnrr)
The national telemedicine platform
The national telemedicine platform, created by Agenas, serves to certify the telemedicine services provided in the individual regions and autonomous provinces according to the same technology, quality and safety standards, and to periodically evaluate the results of their use.
The function of the platform is to ensure citizens have fair and uniform access to remote assistance tools across the entire national territory, thus reducing geographical disparities.
These are the types of telemedicine services envisaged by the Pnrr, which the Regions and autonomous Provinces must be able to provide by the first half of 2024.
A televisit is a visit performed remotely using IT tools in which the doctor interacts with the patient, completes a diagnosis and prescribes medications and treatments.
Televisit can only be used when it is equivalent to a traditional outpatient visit.
The televisit cannot be a substitute for an initial medical examination (to be carried out in person).