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Outpatient digital increases prevention of leprosy in the Amazon

With the distance consultations, specialized care project will take the riverside

 
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Dr. Luiz Claudio Dias, CEO substitute Fuam, shows how it's done through outpatient care
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The Fundação Alfredo da Matta (Fuam) will expand the prevention of leprosy throughout the Amazon with the deployment of the first Digital Clinic of Dermatology of the state. The goal is to increase the supply of consultations in the area for coastal communities, with the mediation of the Telehealth program, which enables remote consultation.

According to the technical director of the Foundation, Dr. Luiz Claudio Dias, the Digital Clinic is an old project that is being taken in conjunction with the program. Day said that the coordination of the Clinic will be responsible for making the interaction between health professionals within allocated with specialists in dermatology. In addition, the Clinic provides, according to the demand of interior municipalities, medical and specialized exams through the transmission of images to health facilities and need not be residents of these localities to move to the capital.

How does the clinic <b> digital? </ b>

The health professional who is inside and finds a particular difficulty, reports the case through the Digital Clinic for medical program coordinator. Given the information forwarded, the coordinator makes sorting and reading the case, identify the situation and forwards them to a specialist. The specialist studies the case and sends it back to the professional who is inside with your opinion, doubt and therapeutics.

This process, called Second Opinion Formative and help in the discussion of cases, nurture a learning through the exchange of information, as the capital of the experts also suggest articles for professional update on the situation reported.

<b> Polo telemedicine Amazon </ b>

The Telehealth program began in 2008 with service to 15 municipalities of Amazonas. In 2012, the program began to meet about 61 cities in the state.

The project has equipment that enable the transmission of data, voice and images between health units in the municipalities and the nuclei of Polo Telemedicine Amazon, which work at the University Hospital Francisca Mendes (HUFM) and now also in the Alfredo Foundation Matta.

Statistics showed that in 2012 carried through the system have been performed more than 134,500 tests electrocardiograms, and 580 teleconsultations in various medical specialties.

Through technology, the general practitioner who assists the patient in a basic health unit's interior, comes in contact with experts capital in real time, allowing a more accurate assessment of the patient.

<i> information Fapeam </ i>

Source: Isaude.net
   Palavras-chave:   Leprosy clinic digital    Amazon    Fundação Alfredo da Matta    Fuam   
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