Medical opinion and Second opinion
When dealing with an illness, patients often find themselves facing uncertainties, doubts or indecisions that lead them to contact an experienced doctor and receive confirmation, indication, clarification or evaluation of a current or better treatment.
However, in many cases, a medical opinion can also be delivered remotely. The contacted medical expert can evaluate, based on the received information, whether or not it is possible to give a medical opinion. In the case in which a remote medical consultation is possible, the medical opinion must be delivered in accordance to the current rules (privacy and sensitive data) and in the appropriate format.
Once the medical expert is contacted to evaluate the patient’s case, he needs to have access to the patient’s medical records (information on the symptoms, any ongoing therapies and any previous illnesses, current and previous medical tests and sometimes even medical images). These evaluations, to be professionally elaborated, require the transmission of medical documentation in a specific format that our platform provides, thanks to a one year testing phase in which doctors, patients and families collaborated to give valuable feedback to perfect the service.
“Second opinion” means to benefit from the expertise of another doctor specialized in a particular pathology in order to compare, confirm or re-evaluate a first diagnosis or therapeutic indication.
All patients have the right to request a second opinion especially when it comes to the diagnosis of a serious illness. In these situations the patient and his family need also a psychological support. It is not and should not be considered a luxury to receive moral support and a second opinion, especially if a patient can get it from a medical specialist who has devoted his professional life in studying a pathology. The process can be facilitated when it is the patient’s general practitioner that directs him to seek medical advice from a specialist in his specific pathology.
Today’s technology favors the identification of the right medical expert as well as the interaction between the doctor and the patient (and/or his family). Ultraspecialisti.com want to provide a solution by offering a concrete and appropriate support to all those who need to be assisted. The platform also guarantees the possibility of multidisciplinary opinions thanks to the community of specialists that can be activated in synergy, when the case requires it, giving a patient the best possible opportunity for his treatment.