Digital Health Technology - Telemedicine
"Zorg op afstand" is a way to give care to a patient who is not in the same room as the doctor. They are connected with the help of technology, webcams, and a secured internet connection. The online consultation is in a secured surrounding and will not be recorded. The privacy of the doctor and patient is completely secured. This video consultation is interesting for the triage of possible Covid-19 patients.
Doctor sees patients, so non-verbal signals can be caught
Patient doesn’t have to leave his house (less risk of infection)
Possible to use for all patients, not only members of CM
Free during period of Corona outbreak (doctors get a 20 euro fee per patient, paid by RIZIV)