For several years, we have observed the dynamic development of technologies that allow patients to access medical care from the comfort of their homes, without direct contact with the doctor. Innovative solutions based on telemedicine improve care coordination and communication among clinicians, patients, and their families, as well as increases patients' security and gives them greater independence, thus eliminating health care inequalities. The rapidly growth of telemedicine and the adoption of new technologies in clinical practice is also observed in Poland. Crucial moment for the telemedicine facilitation process in our country was Baltic Declaration approved by Minister of Health in 2015, as well as the Medical Profession Amendment Act and remote medical care admission. Since then, as part of the work of the Information Technology and Telemedicine Committee of the Polish Cardiac Society and the Telemedical Working Group, important steps have been taken to implement a telemedicine solutions in the Polish healthcare system, resulting in improved quality and efficiency of this system. The presented document reflects the above actions and encompasses following issues: available telemedicine solutions in the world, analysis of their effectiveness based on clinical trials, funding opportunities, legal status and development prospects telecardiology in Poland.
Keywords: remote medical care; telecarding; telemedical.