Psoriasis to cure c it is also the platform with l app
Psoriasis, to be treated there is also the platform with the app
A platform that allows the psoriasis patient to speak directly with the doctor or specialist, which helps to create a treatment diary, acts as a reminder for any visits or tests to book and even reminds when it is time to take the medicines. These are some of the features of the Digital care program for the management of psoriasis, the first telemedicine platform dedicated exclusively to psoriatic patients presented today in an online event by Apiafco (Italian psoriatic association friends of the Corazza Foundation) and created in collaboration with Healthware and Paginemediche. With the digital care program, therefore, in the short term it is possible to cope with the absence of standardized patient management protocols, helping to verify adherence to treatment, controlling therapy, supporting the patient in treatment behaviour, improving the quality of life of the patient and facilitating follow-up for check-ups. A program that also responds to a moment of emergency such as the one linked to the post Covid19 and waiting lists.
Furthermore, thanks to the platform, doctors can collect, manage and use data to improve care, while simultaneously educating patients to manage a medical condition and prevent disease.
Simple and intuitive platform
The platform, presented not by chance in the week on which the World Psoriasis Day falls (set every year on October 19) “ it works in a simple way and within everyone’s reach- explains the president of Apiafco, Valeria Corazza- colleague, download the application and you have access to all services, such as the possibility of speaking directly with the doctor, start the cure diary, and know when he has to take drugs or give himself the creams ”.
The patient, therefore, “will feel followed and less alone and will be able to contact the doctors when needed”. The Digital care program, adds number one Apiafco, “is a huge step forward towards our mission. For some time we had the desire to create a diagnostic therapeutic assistance path that was digital, non-hospital and non-regional but which had at least some national cues&8221;. In fact, the program provides for a multidisciplinary management, starting from the general practitioner and the specialists and I believe it is an advanced product that can be adopted anywhere on the national territory, even in the face of the very many diversifications, having precisely 21 health systems regional”. Without forgetting, Corazza points out, that “everyone is talking about digital medicine, telemedicine, that already in 2008 the European Union had given the instructions to implement it and that in Italy the first guidelines came out in 2012’ 8221;.
So “we are absolutely behind and we have ground to recover”.
In the Pnrr there are 12 billion for the digital transformation in healthcare
In the Pnrr, then, there are 12 billion for the digital transformation in healthcare, that’s why “this transformation cannot be postponed and we are proud to present this product that corresponds to current and future needs”. For all these reasons, “we strongly decided to collaborate with experts to create a suitable program, which no longer makes the patient feel isolated, and which can be adopted in all Italian hospitals”.
The project therefore aims to make the platform a support for the National Health Service. The first 12 months of ‘grounding’ they also aim to produce the evidence necessary to make the Digital care program acceptable to institutions. There are three medical centers or hospital departments that will be involved in the first phase in three Target Campania, Emilia-Romagna and Lazio regions and for each center an 18-month 18-month scholarship will be assigned for the management of the management of patients.
At the presentation event, today, in addition to President Apiafco, the director of the National Center for Telemedicine and the new assistance technology of the Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Francesco Gabbrielli participated among others. The platform was discussed in a round table “ the Digital Care Program can meet the needs of doctors and patients?” attended by Gabriella Fabbrocini dell’8217; University of Naples Federico II and Giovanni Pellacani, full professor of Dermatology at the La Sapienza University of Rome and director of the dermatological clinic of the Umberto I Polyclinic in Rome.