Telemedicine has entered the daily lives of doctors, although the digital skills of healthcare professionals still remain a goal to be achieved. For the purpose of a large-scale development of telemedicine, it is necessary to create trust in the services it can offer and to favor their acceptance by healthcare professionals and patients. In this context, information for the patient regarding the use of telemedicine, the benefits that can be derived from it, and the training of healthcare professionals and patients for the use of new technologies are fundamental aspects. This consensus document is a commentary that has the aim of defining the information on and training aspects of telemedicine for pediatric patients and their caregivers, as well as pediatricians and other health professionals who deal with minors. For the present and the future of digital healthcare, there is a need for a growth in the skills of professionals and a lifelong learning approach throughout the professional life. Therefore, information and training actions are important to guarantee the necessary professionalism and knowledge of the tools, as well as a good understanding of the interactive context in which they are used. Furthermore, medical skills can also be integrated with the skills of various professionals (engineers, physicists, statisticians, and mathematicians) to birth a new category of health professionals responsible for building new semiotics, identifying criteria for predictive models to be integrated into clinical practice, standardizing clinical and research databases, and defining the boundaries of social networks and new communication technologies within health services.
Information and Training on the Use of Telemedicine in Pediatric Population: Consensus Document of the Italian Society of Telemedicine (SIT), of the Italian Society of Preventive and Social Pediatrics (SIPPS), of the Italian Society of Pediatric Primary Care (SICuPP), of the Italian Federation of Pediatric Doctors (FIMP), and of the Syndicate of Family Pediatrician Doctors (SIMPeF) / Esposito, S.; Rosafio, C.; Antodaro, F.; Argentiero, A.; Bassi, M.; Becherucci, P.; Bonsanto, F.; Cagliero, A.; Cannata, G.; Capello, F.; Cardinale, F.; Chiriaco, T.; Consolaro, A.; Dessi, A.; Di Mauro, G.; Fainardi, V.; Fanos, V.; Guarino, A.; Li Calzi, G.; Lodi, E.; Maghnie, M.; Manfredini, L.; Malorgio, E.; Minuto, N.; Modena, M. G.; Montori, R.; Moscatelli, A.; Patrone, E.; Pescio, E.; Poeta, M.; Ravelli, A.; Spelta, M.; Suppiej, A.; Vai, S.; Villa, L.; Zanini, R.; Botti, R.; Gaddi, A. V.. - In: JOURNAL OF PERSONALIZED MEDICINE. - ISSN 2075-4426. - 13:2(2023), pp. 314-318. [10.3390/jpm13020314]