Today is a special day for us. After almost two years of hard work side by side with the New Cities Foundation, we are proud to share with you the final report: “Urban E-health Project in Rio” in English and Portuguese.
Together with the Municipality of Rio, GE, Cisco, the University of State of Rio (UERJ) and the teams of the Santa Marta Family Clinic, we have designed and implemented a new way to leverage e-health technologies in the field of Primary Healthcare.
Thanks to a GE e-health kit, the medical teams were able to bring healthcare to the houses of the most vulnerable patients and perform an accurate and almost instantaneous diagnosis.
This resulted in substantial cost savings for the public healthcare system, a better in-home experience for patients and for the medical teams and helped lift barriers to access healthcare in an underprivileged community.
All of this would not have been possible without the commitment and dedication of each and every member of the NCF e-health Task Force, in particular the teams of the Family Clinic. Our local coordinator, Rosalie, played a critical role in making this project a success.
We hope this Pilot will inspire others around the world and benefit many other marginalized communities. We are convinced this is the right direction and that we can do much more to help reach equal access to healthcare thanks to new technologies.
NGC is proud to have taken an active part in this endeavor together with the NCF team and the Task Force members. The Project is already on the Homepage of Businessweek and in the evening news of O Globo!
More coming soon…