Ana Aroca Tanarro's research while affiliated with Hospital Sanitas CIMA and other places

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Digital health can reduce CO2 emissions thanks to telemedicine and access to digital test results and medical reports. However, the environmental impact of digital health activity is not well known. Here, we show that telemedicine reduces CO2 emissions. We found a net total of 6,655 tons of CO2 emissions decrease through a reduction in patient trav...
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Digital health incorporates many efficient new solutions like tele medicine and access to digital test results and medical reports. In this retrospective study, we analyze the environmental impact of digital health activity. We evaluate the net CO 2 emissions avoided through a reduction in patient travel to surgeries and medical clinics thanks to t...
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La salud digital surge al aplicar tecnologías de la información y telecomunicación para promover la salud, y engloba un conjunto de utilidades como telemedicina o salud móvil, entre otras, que permiten desarrollar modelos de cuidado innovadores, centrados en el paciente y que mejoran la accesibilidad, la calidad y la eficacia1. La salud digital ha...

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... Every year, it takes care of approximately 234 million GP consultations and 103 million specialised medical consultations 23 . Telemedicine alone cannot solve all clinical demands, but according to some studies, up to 75% of face-to-face visits can be resolved remotely 24 . A profound change in the health care model will be necessary to reach this figure; however, if we take the digital consultation rate of 25% witnessed in our sample and extrapolate this rate to apply it to telehealth solutions across Spain, we can guess that it could have led to 84.2 million digital consultations had it been used throughout the health system. ...