Starting next Monday, August 3, the Pediatric Specialties Hospital “Omar Torrijos will begin the teleconsultation modality, This was reported by Marilú Jiménez, responsible for planning in this health unit of the Social Security Fund (CSS).
Jiménez indicated that at the moment, they will only start this remote consultation mode in some specialties, which include Nephrology, Endocrinology, Oncology, Gastroenterology, Allergology, Rheumatology, Paidopsychiatry, Cardiology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Neurology, Nutriology, Genetics, Otolaryngology, Urology, Orthopedics, Ophthalmology, Psychology and Phonoaudiology. Later, new specialties will be opened using this method.
It should be noted that teleconsultation is an initiative of the medical management and allows the doctor to monitor the patient remotely, using an electronic device such as a computer, electronic tablet or cell phone.
Advantages of this system: Protects the patient from transfers during this time of pandemic, helps the doctor in his productivity, since it reduces the waiting time in person; saves costs, both for the patient and the institution, and allows the participation of several specialists at the same time, if the case requires it; among other benefits.
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It is important to remember that the face-to-face consultation continues to be carried out regularly.
Very soon they will enable information on how to make appointments in the pediatric.