Telemedicine – changes in a way of delivering medical services

Ryszard Piotrowicz, Paweł Balsam, Marcin Grabowski, Maciej Kempa, Łukasz Kotłowski, Paweł Krzesiński, Ewa Lewicka, Ewa Piotrowicz, Jakub Podolec, Grzegorz Opolski

Abstract


Telemedicine is very promising way of delivering medical services. At this moment telecardiology gives many possibilities of improving outcome of patient and very often it also decreases the costs, which makes it cost-effective solution. Unfortunately actually in Poland there are many difficulties in delivering telemedicine. There is no central refunding of procedures; hospitals are not ready with IT solutions etc. The article describes those problems in different fields of telecardiology.

Keywords


telemedicine; cardiology; law regulations; cost-effectivenes

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