Research project on asynchronous telemedical care in rural areas (ASTRaL) started



The research project, funded for three years by the Health Ministry of Schleswig-Holstein with approximately 381,000 euros, aims to evaluate telemedical contacts between general practitioners who exchange information with rheumatologists, ophthalmologists and dermatologists using asynchronous telemedicine.

Experience with preliminary projects showed that asynchronous telemedicine procedures in particular can support patient access to the expertise of the respective specialists more effectively than a video consultation, e.g., because the time-consuming synchronization of consultations with each other is no longer necessary. These asynchronous applications make it possible that patient-related questions do not have to be clarified among each other at the same time.

As part of the project, 20 interested practices will be equipped with hardware and software to gain experience with the asynchronous telemedicine scenarios.

If you are interested in participating or have questions about the project, please feel free to contact the Institute of Family Medicine by e-mail (contact person: Pia Traulsen).

For more information, visit the project page.

Projektleiter Prof. Dr. med. Jost Steinhäuser