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Title Telehealth in Northeast Brazil: a pilot program for the public sector
Author(s) Magdala de Ara˙jo Novaes, Sandra da Silva Mattos, Ana Karina Pinto Barbosa, Kleber Soares de Ara˙joa
Source Proceedings of the 11th World Congress on Medical Informatics (MEDINFO 2004), Pages 1506-1506
Publisher IOS Press, Amsterdam
Publication Date 2004
Abstract This article describes the strategy, planning, development and initial evaluation of a telehealth system for the State of Pernambuco, in Northeast Brazil. This system was designed to face several problems on the delivery of healthcare to people living in remote and/or poor areas. Different technologies approaches were used to develop a telehealth system for the public health system. Pediatric and fetal cardiology was the chosen area for the pilot project. A system prototype was implemented and used to validate the transmission of patient information. Based on these prototype the HealthNet web system was conceived for the telediagnosis, second medical opinion and educational management, and to be part of an Integrated Health Service Network.

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