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Journal of Stomatology Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Volume 120, n° 2
pages 95-98 (avril 2019)
Doi : 10.1016/j.jormas.2018.11.015
Received : 28 February 2018 ;  accepted : 25 November 2018
Original Articles

The role of telemedicine in the management of maxillofacial trauma in emergency departments – preliminary results

B. Ambroise a, b, , H. Benateau a, b, c, R. Garmi a, K. Hauchard d, R. Prevost a, A. Veyssière a, b, c
a Department of maxillofacial surgery, Caen university hospital, 14000 Caen, France 
b Caen faculty of medicine, university of Caen Basse Normandie, 14032 Caen cedex 5, France 
c UNICAEN, EA7451 Equipe BioConnecT, avenue de la Côte de Nacre, 14000 Caen, France 
d Telehealth Normandy health cooperation group, 14000 Caen, France 

Corresponding author at: Caen university hospital, department of maxillofacial surgery, 14000 Caen, France.Caen university hospital, department of maxillofacial surgeryCaen14000France

New technologies have over the past forty years become widespread across all domains of basic and applied research particularly in health-related fields. Telemedicine is a form of remote medical practice using information and communication technologies. It connects one or more health professionals with other health professionals or with patients. Within the framework of emergencies in maxillofacial surgery, requests received for specialist advice often pertain to procedures to be followed for facial wounds, bites, burns, maxillofacial bone trauma or facial cellulitis. These requests for specialist advice were previously made by phone between emergency physicians and maxillofacial specialists, with exchange of patient photos by text messaging, which raised security issues. We collaborated with the Telehealth Normandy Health Cooperation Group (GCS TSBN) for the implementation of a mobile application using the “Therap-e” telemedicine platform. This platform links together websites and remote health professionals via the Internet. Physicians communicate over a mobile network or from a health institution, in online or offline mode, synchronously or asynchronously, using any medium (tablet, PC, Mac, smartphone). This scheme both ensures secure transmission of personal and clinical data (especially facial photographs) and records specialist advice in patient medical records. The purpose of tele-expertise applications in an emergency context is to provide a solution to the demographic problems facing healthcare professionals and to rise to the growing challenges surrounding quality and security issues.

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Keywords : Telemedicine, Emergency treatment, Mobile application

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