Making adequate use of transference and share of information - sound, data and image, essencial for the clinical diagnosis and prognosis, Telemedicine allows the remote access to specialists, in obtaining immediate confirmation of medical diagnosis.
Telemedicine enables the user added accessibility, reduction of anxiety by antecipation of the diagnosis, better convenience and comfort and also higher access to information.
Furthermore it enables the professional an easear access to the specialist diagnosis, reduction in the risk, puts an end to isolation and gives access to formation and information as well as better convenience.
As to the financier and to the healthcare professional, it provides not only a coverage extension with a cut on investment and added flexibility in the management of its resources, but also better interaction amongst healthcare levels.
Generally, the criterious use of telemedicine pratice consists of an improvement in the quality of healthcare services, a gain in eficiency, reduction in risk and an improvement in the quality of the diagnosis, minimizes the sense of isolation, thus conveying an increased comfort and convenience to both the users and the healthcare professionals.
ASSOCIATION FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF TELEMEDICINE
ADT prides itself for promoting the development of Telematic Platforms and Telemedicine Application in Portugal, by sharing and spreading information, aiming ultimately at the improvement of the healthcare serviced to the community. With that in mind, its main objectives are: