Health facilities, educational institutions in health care, health professionals.
In the opening hours of health institutions.
Telemedicine aims to reduce the efforts of users and health services and the use of hospital emergency, allowing the diagnosis and the prescription medication on time. These information and communication systems reduce transfers and exams, improving thus the utilization of existing resources.
In terms of costs, Telemedicine tries to reduce spending on tests, patient transport and refunds to users.
The advantages, there is the reduction of inequalities in access to services, the provision of more services with fewer resources, dissemination of knowledge and expertise, increased patient satisfaction, the development of integrated health resources and improving communication between professionals.
It covers the following areas:
- Pediatric Telecardiology;
- Telecare at home;
- Teleconsultation (via videoconference);
- Tele (in the Central Region and the Region of Lisbon and Tagus Valley).
- Directive 2000/31 / EC - entered into force on January 17, 2002
- Regulation (EC) No 44/2001 on jurisdiction
- Directive 1999193 / EC - entered into force on July 19, 2001
- Decision 27611999 / EC
- Directive 97/7 / EC
- Directive 97 166 / EC
- Directive 95 146 / EC
- Council Directive 93 142 / EEC of 14 June 1993
- Council Directive 93116 / EEC
- Working Group Report for the Study of Telemedicine, presented to the General Directorate for Health (DGS) on March 22, 2002
- DGS Report, April 2005: Recommendations for the use of telemedicine