Aim: In response to the SARS-CoV-2 emergency, the Competence Centre on digital health ‘TrentinoSalute4.0’ has developed TreC_Televisita, a tele visit solution that meets the needs of the Trentino healthcare system and maintains high-quality patient–doctor interactions while respecting social distancing. This paper highlights how ‘TreC_Televisita’ was integrated into the Trentino healthcare system and its potential to become a structural and durable solution for the future local healthcare service provisioning. Subject and methods: This paper presents the multifactorial context that TreC_Televisita has faced for its implementation and the strategies adopted for its structural integration into the healthcare system. The analysis focuses on the main issues faced for the integration of the tele visits (e.g. privacy, payments) and how the context of TrentinoSalute4.0 permitted responding quickly to its implementation during the pandemic. It also describes how TreC_Televisita fits into the healthcare continuum from the organisational and technological standpoint, the end-user perspective and the barriers that could hamper the solution scalability. Results: TreC_Televisita has demonstrated to be a technological solution that can be contextualised for different clinical domains beyond SARS-CoV-2. Moreover, it has shown its potential to scale up the solution beyond the COVID-19 emergency to the whole healthcare provisioning system in the long term. Conclusion: Being a positive experience in the first months of its implementation, the long-term goal is to transform TreC_Televisita into a structural pillar of the Trentino healthcare system, setting the bases for a sustainable, win–win situation for all the stakeholders involved in healthcare service provisioning.

Implementation of tele visit healthcare services triggered by the COVID-19 emergency: the Trentino Province experience / Testa, S.; Mayora-Ibarra, O.; Piras, E. M.; Balagna, O.; Micocci, S.; Zanutto, A.; Forti, S.; Conforti, D.; Nicolini, A.; Malfatti, G.; Moz, M.; Gios, L.; Benetollo, P. P.; Turra, E.; Orrasch, M.; Zambotti, F.; Del Greco, M.; Maines, M.; Filippi, L.; Ghezzi, M.; Romanelli, F.; Racano, E.; Marin, M.; Betta, M.; Bertagnolli, E.. - In: JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH. - ISSN 2198-1833. - 2021:(2021), p. 1-16. [10.1007/s10389-021-01609-8]

Implementation of tele visit healthcare services triggered by the COVID-19 emergency: the Trentino Province experience

Piras E. M.;Balagna O.;Zanutto A.;Malfatti G.;Zambotti F.;Del Greco M.;
2021-01-01

Abstract

Aim: In response to the SARS-CoV-2 emergency, the Competence Centre on digital health ‘TrentinoSalute4.0’ has developed TreC_Televisita, a tele visit solution that meets the needs of the Trentino healthcare system and maintains high-quality patient–doctor interactions while respecting social distancing. This paper highlights how ‘TreC_Televisita’ was integrated into the Trentino healthcare system and its potential to become a structural and durable solution for the future local healthcare service provisioning. Subject and methods: This paper presents the multifactorial context that TreC_Televisita has faced for its implementation and the strategies adopted for its structural integration into the healthcare system. The analysis focuses on the main issues faced for the integration of the tele visits (e.g. privacy, payments) and how the context of TrentinoSalute4.0 permitted responding quickly to its implementation during the pandemic. It also describes how TreC_Televisita fits into the healthcare continuum from the organisational and technological standpoint, the end-user perspective and the barriers that could hamper the solution scalability. Results: TreC_Televisita has demonstrated to be a technological solution that can be contextualised for different clinical domains beyond SARS-CoV-2. Moreover, it has shown its potential to scale up the solution beyond the COVID-19 emergency to the whole healthcare provisioning system in the long term. Conclusion: Being a positive experience in the first months of its implementation, the long-term goal is to transform TreC_Televisita into a structural pillar of the Trentino healthcare system, setting the bases for a sustainable, win–win situation for all the stakeholders involved in healthcare service provisioning.
2021
Testa, S.; Mayora-Ibarra, O.; Piras, E. M.; Balagna, O.; Micocci, S.; Zanutto, A.; Forti, S.; Conforti, D.; Nicolini, A.; Malfatti, G.; Moz, M.; Gios, L.; Benetollo, P. P.; Turra, E.; Orrasch, M.; Zambotti, F.; Del Greco, M.; Maines, M.; Filippi, L.; Ghezzi, M.; Romanelli, F.; Racano, E.; Marin, M.; Betta, M.; Bertagnolli, E.
Implementation of tele visit healthcare services triggered by the COVID-19 emergency: the Trentino Province experience / Testa, S.; Mayora-Ibarra, O.; Piras, E. M.; Balagna, O.; Micocci, S.; Zanutto, A.; Forti, S.; Conforti, D.; Nicolini, A.; Malfatti, G.; Moz, M.; Gios, L.; Benetollo, P. P.; Turra, E.; Orrasch, M.; Zambotti, F.; Del Greco, M.; Maines, M.; Filippi, L.; Ghezzi, M.; Romanelli, F.; Racano, E.; Marin, M.; Betta, M.; Bertagnolli, E.. - In: JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH. - ISSN 2198-1833. - 2021:(2021), p. 1-16. [10.1007/s10389-021-01609-8]
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