GeoHealth: A Georeferenced System for Health Data Analysis in Primary Care

GeoHealth: A Georeferenced System for Health Data Analysis in Primary Care

Author Sa, J. H. G. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Rebelo, M. S. Google Scholar
Brentani, A. Google Scholar
Grisi, S. Google Scholar
Gutierrez, M. A. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Universidade de São Paulo (USP)
Abstract The Primary Care Information System (SIAB) concentrates basic healthcare information from all different regions of Brazil. the information is collected by primary care teams on a paper-based procedure that degrades the quality of information provided to the healthcare authorities and slows down the process of decision making. To overcome these problems we propose a new data gathering application that uses a mobile device connected to a 3G network and a GPS to be used by the primary care teams for collecting the families' data. A prototype was developed in which a digital version of one SIAB form is made available at the mobile device. the prototype was tested in a basic healthcare unit located in a suburb of São Paulo. the results obtained so far have shown that the proposed process is a better alternative for data collecting at primary care, both in terms of data quality and lower deployment time to health care authorities.
Keywords data quality
primary care
Language Portuguese
Date 2012-01-01
Published in Ieee Latin America Transactions. Piscataway: Ieee-inst Electrical Electronics Engineers Inc, v. 10, n. 1, p. 1352-1356, 2012.
ISSN 1548-0992 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Ieee-inst Electrical Electronics Engineers Inc
Extent 1352-1356
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000300193600037

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