An experimental teleworking arrangement was established between Milan and Rome in order to evaluate the use of multimedia technology and remote working for improving the service provided by an information and advice centre for the disabled. This activity requires a highly interdisciplinary approach and both clinical and technical expertise. The hypothesis was that offering the lone expert in Rome the possibility of teleconsulting with colleagues in Milan (where the whole range of expertise was available) would provide a comprehensive service for disabled clients asking for advice on technical aids in Rome. The results of an experiment demonstrated the feasibility of such teleworking and allowed a teleconsulting method to be defined that fits the specific needs of the technical-aid information service and improves quality.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare|
|Publication status||Published - 1995|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Health Informatics
- Health Policy