Telemedicine: bridging gaps in healthcare accessibility

Researchers from Italy and France have reported on an Information and Communication Technology (ICT)-based telegenetics pilot called Virtual Medical Genetics Clinic, providing remote genetic counseling for patients with hereditary neuromuscular and cardiac diseases.

The pilot was designed to enhance the use of the Clinical Patient Management System (CPMS) among Italian members of the European Reference Networks (ERN), which includes Euro-NMD, the ERN for rare neuromuscular diseases.