Formally defined, telemedicine is the use of medical information exchanged from one site to another via electronic communications to improve a patient’s clinical health status. Telemedicine includes a growing variety of applications and services using two-way video, e-mail, smart phones, wireless tools and other forms of telecommunication technology. Sometimes telemedicine is best understood in terms of the services provided and the mechanisms used to provide those services. Here are some examples:
Unlike the standard concept of telemedicine or tele health, BIVA expert offers an open, scalable and customizable service of telemonitoring to care providers ( medical association, foods or drugs industries, pharmacy associations) where the patient is the protagonist and becomes fidelized. Patient can exchange personal data ( message , physiological data) by smart phone , performing tests on its own, any where and any time thanks to the network of devices installed on the territory. He can be promptly educated or advised by a specific and customized APP (BivaSmart).