Telemedicine and Telehealth
This line of research aims at investigating and applying new digital information and communication technologies do medicine and health care.
Prof. Renato M.E. Sabbatini, who has both a biomedical and a technological background and extensive interdisciplinary experience, is the research group leader and main investigator. He was one of the pioneers of
telemedicine in Brazil and Latin America, having started in 1985, with a project of email transmission of patient data from three hospitals (located in the cities of Brasília, Goiãnia and Rio de Janeiro) to the Department of
Forensic Medicine of the Faculty of Medical Sciences of the State University of Campinas, in Campinas, state of São Paulo, Brazil. He was also involved in setting up the first telecardiology company in
São Paulo (Telecardio), in the mid-90s, and in a telehealth project for isolated rural communities in the Amazon.
Related research areas: Distance Education in Health
Last updated: July, 5, 2012: