BACKGROUND Nowadays, new organisational strategies should be identified to improve primary care and its link with secondary care in terms of efficacy and timeliness of interventions thus preventing unnecessary hospital accesses and costs saving for the health system. The purpose of this study is to assess the effects of the use of teleconsultation by… (More)
Nuove Reti Sanitarie is a telemonitoring service for patients with Chronic Heart Failure (CHF) successfully implemented in Lombardia Region, Italy, over the period 2006–2008. In particular, the purpose of this paper is to describe the implementation process and the assessment results of this telemedicine service. 609 patients (70 ± 12 years)… (More)
BACKGROUND Heart failure patients with implantable defibrillators place a significant burden on health care systems. Remote monitoring allows assessment of device function and heart failure parameters, and may represent a safe, effective, and cost-saving method compared to conventional in-office follow-up. OBJECTIVE We hypothesized that remote device… (More)
Nowadays digital ultrasound-cardiovascular devices are able to send out directly digital images and films. Thanks to the large adoption of such devices, the echocardiographic world is facing new ways of exchanging images and collaborating. What we present in this paper is a review of the experimental projects carried in Lombardy, meant to support the work… (More)
Telemedicine and telehealth are strategic areas to allow effective and efficient healthcare services. For this reason, Cefriel and Politecnico di Milano provide the " Telemedicine and Telehealth MSc course " , a one year advanced course open to both technical and clinical graduates that provide a specific professional training.