On Wednesday (12), Fortaleza City Hall launched the schedule for implementing telemedicine for users of the Unified Health System (SUS). The innovation was launched at the Bairro Cristo Redentor, during the handover of the Virgílio Távora Wellness Center after the renovation.
“Today we are taking the first step with telemedicine, launching this first phase and also delivering Virgílio Távora mail to the great Pirambu region, completely renovated, with a complete restructuring of the structure and with teams. Mayor José Sarto (PDT) announced that we will make basic care Fortaleza’s are the best in Brazil.
The municipal government now provides telemedicine for SUS users in all health centers. Through technological resources, the government aims to rehabilitate and reduce waiting lists for consultations with specialist doctors.
Teleconsultation for diagnosis and treatment can be requested by the doctor, with a response time of up to 72 hours. Thus, guidelines were passed on accelerating the appropriate therapeutic approach.
The primary specialization selection criterion was based on technical research, listening to specialists and their main needs for clinical clarification. During the system optimization pilot project, more than 500 queries were executed.
The next available specialty will be dentistry, and will cover information on: oral and maxillofacial surgery, dentistry, endodontics, endodontics, pediatric dentistry, periodontology, and prosthetics.
The implementation schedule has been divided into two phases. The first phase is already underway and will benefit patients and health professionals. The service consists of exchanging information, via the system, between the health center doctor and a specialist doctor, with the aim of clarifying doubts about the patient’s clinical conditions.
“Telemedicine prevents people from queuing up for a consultation with a specialist. A patient only goes to the waiting list if the specialist thinks they should. In practice, if a clinician in a health center finds a suspicious spot on a patient’s arm and wants to talk to a doctor Dermatologists about the possibility of this being something carcinogenic, it will almost do it, ”explained the Minister of Health in Fortitude. Galen Thaumaturgy.
“I think that with this we can solve almost 80% of situations that require a specialist’s opinion,” the secretary estimates
The tool also allows the doctor to send files such as photos and exam reports. The following majors are currently available: Cardiology, dermatology, endocrinology, gynecology, obstetrics, urology, and breast medicine. The specialist doctors who clarify doubts are already part of the municipal health network.
The second phase of the telemedicine project will be teleconsultation, in which SUS users will be able to access a consultation with a specialist doctor, virtually, via computer or cell phone. It is scheduled to start the second phase for a period of 60 days after the implementation of the first, that is, in September of this year.
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