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Remote visiting? A project to receive remote medical care is being tested in Trentino

23/04/2020 By

Remote visiting? A project that will allow citizens to use the TreC_Televisita app for free and to receive medical care remotely is being tested in Trentino.

The project was funded by the VRT Foundation (Foundation for the enhancement of Trentino research) thanks to a call for proposals designed to counter the effects of Covid19 and which identified 5 research projects, selected from the 47 that participated.3 of these were advanced by Fondazione Bruno Kessler.

The TreC_Televisita application will allow remote visiting via personal communication devices such as PCs, tablets or mobile phones. This will allow patients to receive high-quality medical care without having to leave their homes, thus avoiding the risk of getting sick and/or possibly transmitting diseases (ie # COVID19).

TreC_Televisita will enable the integration of health data collected during remote visits into the TreC platform and to keep track of medical care received remotely. Moreover, the project will allow healthcare professionals to follow their patients from any location where they have a terminal station connected to the TreC platform (thus having the possibility of working remotely).

Stefano Forti, head of the “Health and Wellbeing” line at FBK, member of the board of TrentinoSalute4.0 and scientific reference of the project, points out that: “The main objective of this project is to create a specific technological solution within the TreC platform, able to allow healthcare professionals to provide remote visiting services in both community and outpatient medicine. The project involves the field validation of the remote visiting system through two pilot studies with real users to measure the levels of satisfaction, acceptability and usability. The project will be carried out in close cooperation between PAT, APSS and FBK thanks to the TrentinoSalute4.0 Competence Center on Digital Health”.

Stefano Milani, the president of the VRT Foundation, pointed out: “The call is a new tool to finance the development, dissemination and conversion of high potential technologies to fight COVID-19. The intent of the Trentino Research Valorization Foundation (Caritro) at this time is to focus on prevention, diagnostics and epidemiology to fight COVID-19 and help accelerate the ability of Research Centers to provide answers on the main issues affecting people and Trentino”.
Stefano Forti, head of the “Health and Wellbeing” ream at Trento-based Fondazione Bruno Kessler, explains to us what this is all about.

(FBK Communication Unit and TS4.0)