Portugal: Telemedicine reduces dermatology waiting times

Portugal: Telemedicine reduces dermatology waiting times

Telemedicine, the remote diagnosis and treatment of patients by means of telecommunications technology, has reduced the waiting list for dermatology consultations in the Algarve by 20 days, from 190 to 170 days.

This information was revealed by the Ministry of Health’s head of Shared Services, Henrique Martins, to mark eHealth week, which starts today in Lisbon and ends on Friday.

The event will bring together national and international specialists who will be debating the role of new technologies in health.-reports  ThePortugalNews.com

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