Experts in health care and new technologies have affirmed, during the meeting 'Innovation in Telehealth for chronic patients', that is included in the program of the summer courses of the Menéndez Pelayo International University (UIMP), that advances in Telemedicine will allow the creation of a sanitary system according to a type of society that also progresses associated with these technologies.

The specialists gathered in this meeting have highlighted the need to improve assistance to Chronically ill in Europe. In the opinion of Manuel Ollero, director of the Clinical Unit of Comprehensive Medical Care of the Virgen del Rocío University Hospital in Seville, using new technologies in the health care of people suffering from chronic diseases would improve both their quality of life and their autonomy.

Employing new technologies in the health care of people suffering from chronic diseases would improve both their quality of life and their autonomy

The "challenge of the 21st century"

The use of videoconferences or an audio device that allows patients to contact health professionals from their own home, not only serves to provide health care to these people, but also makes them feel accompanied and more protected.

Although certain patients will continue to feel the need to go personally to the medical consultation, the form of communication offered by Telemedicine is especially indicated for people who live alone, and is a further help to manage their disease.

And it is that chronic patients are, as Ollero has indicated, "the challenge of the 21st century", and it is necessary to develop tools that help these patients gain autonomy and, in some cases, be able to take care of themselves.

Source: EUROPE PRESS

Benefits to Telemedicine (November 2019).