is defined as synchronous or asynchronous consultation using information and
communication technology to omit geographical and functional distance. Its
goals are for diagnostics or treatment between two or more geographically
separated health providers (for example, physicians or nurses) or between health
providers and patients. “Remote consultation” is the superior term of
teleconsultation in MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) and is defined as
“Consultation by remote telecommunications, generally to diagnosis
or treatment of a patient at a site remote from the patient or primary
physician”(Deldar et al.,
The advantages of
- The teleconsultation system does not replace medicine, but allows easy access to care and provides good added value thanks to videoconferencing and the electronic sending of documents.
- It is essential in the current infectious disease emergency situation because it limits travel and contact, and therefore the risk of contamination.
- It protects patients, healthcare professionals and citizens (CNS, n.d.)