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Table 10 Critical aspects in teleassistance

From: The clinical and integrated management of COPD. An official document of AIMAR (Interdisciplinary Association for Research in Lung Disease), AIPO (Italian Association of Hospital Pulmonologists), SIMER (Italian Society of Respiratory Medicine), SIMG (Italian Society of General Medicine)

Possible loss of direct patient-physician contact
Personal data
Difficulties in accessing the assistance web
Poor interactivity between computer systems
Paucity of uniform political strategies across the nation
Paucity of definitive data on the efficacy of the system
Absence of specific legislation on the aspects of security regarding both the patient and the prescribing physician