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Focus is on improving the patient's experience; innovations may be incorporated into the public system throughout Brazil

The Hospital das Clínicas of the Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo (HCFMUSP) and the United Kingdom government have entered into a partnership to develop the Digital Health Plan, a collaboration that is part of the Better Health Program (BHP), a health cooperation program of the United Kingdom with Brazil. The goal is to develop digital health solutions that increase efficiency and quality in the care and monitoring of HC patients and that can be implemented throughout the SUS (Unified Health System) network in the country.

The project will run for two years (between 2021 and 2022). The British government's partnership with the Brazilian government is based on three pillars: improving primary care; implementing the digital tools developed at all levels of care in the health network, and training professionals in the public health system to adapt to regional realities in the country, especially in primary care.

One of the goals is to perform 40% of the HC patient care remotely, from scheduling appointments to monitoring chronic patients. Another purpose is to deploy the pilot of the remote primary care program in ten municipalities. In addition, it’s also intended to create ten digital care lines within the HC; and conduct urgent and emergency remote regulations of 30,000 patients per year.

For Prof. Dr. Giovanni Guido Cerri, President of the Directing Council of the Institute of Radiology (InRad) and of the HCFMUSP Innovation Commission - “the implementation of the Digital Health Plan will result in significant advances in improving the service provided to Brazilian society, with the creation of replicable models of digital solutions to improve the patient experience and be more efficient throughout the care journey”.

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