Telemedicine in the management of patients with chronic wounds

J Wound Care. 2011 Apr;20(4):187-90. doi: 10.12968/jowc.2011.20.4.187.

Abstract

The following article presents a telemedicine system that has been introduced in southern Jutland, Denmark. Using 'low-tech' equipment, such as camera-equipped mobile phones and normal desktop computers with an internet connection, health professionals have been able to communicate and collect data in a clinical database more effectively. This system aims to improve interdisciplinary collaboration, through facilitating the interaction between health professionals and also other parties that are involved in the provision of care, such as administrative staff and local reimbursement authorities.

MeSH terms

  • Chronic Disease
  • Humans
  • Primary Health Care / organization & administration
  • Telemedicine* / organization & administration
  • Wound Healing
  • Wounds and Injuries / therapy*