Two hundred doctors to bed
utrecht - Doctors who are struggling with the diagnosis or treatment of a patient, can now turn in the consulting live the help of nearly two hundred colleagues.
That is the commitment of a trial in the province of Utrecht. GPs look as it were over the shoulder of the doctor what the diagnosis and treatment should benefit.
The doctors participate in live digital concert by mobile phone via a new secure communications. 'It's like watching with 200 physicians at a time in the doctor's office for a patient,' says Dr. David Schaap of general practice Tolgaarde in Leusden. 'You come to a better medical judgment and avoid unnecessary referrals to hospital. '
Schaap was involved in the testing of this so-called siilo system, which doctors themselves can exchange encrypted messages, photos and videos. Already, mutually talked about 'the new secure WhatsApp for care. The Authority Personal recently advised against using WhatsApp by doctors.
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