20th Wonca Europe Conference 2015. Wonca 2015 Istanbul.
New Ways for Dealing with Medical Conditions.
It has been known for the last 2 decades that telemedicine provides better access to users in addition to reducing the waiting time between diagnosis in primary care and hospital.
In the Catalonian central region, two counties, Bages and Berguedà, have developed a teledermatology programme, which have had considerable success in reducing waiting lists while having wide acceptance among patients. This service is especially useful in rural areas where has been able to attend thousands avoiding unnecessary trips.
I would like to share my experience first as a manager implementing the teledermatology programme in 2010 and now working as a rural GP and actively using this service in my day-to-day work.