NGC in Rio De Janeiro Manages NCF e-health Project

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The New Cities Foundation, a Swiss nonprofit organization dedicated to urban innovation in the 21st century, has entrusted New Generation Consulting with the implementation of a wonderful innovative project in Rio de Janeiro.

This ground-breaking pilot project aims at improving access to healthcare thanks to New Technologies for residents of the favela of Santa Marta, with the support of the Secretariat for Healthcare of the City of Rio de Janeiro.

Together, NGC, the Secretariat for Healthcare of Rio, NCF members GE, Cisco, Orange, the State University of Rio de Janeiro and MIT met at Rio City Hall and in Santa Marta to launch the initiative, the 6th and 8th of December.

The main objective of the project is to use mobile health technology provided for by GE, connected thanks to Cisco and integrated with the help of Orange in order to:

  • Facilitate access to primary healthcare services
  • Design a cost effective model for public finances
  • Improve the quality of health care delivery

We will keep you updated on the progresses of the e-health pilot project in Rio. You can also check on the website of NCF : http://www.newcitiesfoundation.org/index.php/task-forces/e-health-in-rio-de-janeiro/

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