|Walter Curioso shares experiences and advances in Telehealth in Peru|
The Director-General of the Office of Computer Statistics of the Ministry of Health of Peru, Walter Curioso, shares experiences and advances in Telehealth in Peru in his presentation at the 9th Regional Congress on Health Information Sciences (CRICS9).
Another mSalud initiative is Muevete Perú Móvil, through which the ministry of health tries to promote healthy lifestyles such as physical activity through text messages (SMS). “Mobile Health tries to bring in people who are dispersed, building social inclusion with mobile technologies,” said Dr. Curioso.
The Information System for Recording of Live Birth Certificates on-line is another telehealth initiative being developed in Peru. This innovative project with the slogan “My Right to Identity” allows for immediate registry of the newborn and its mother right in the delivery room, with the inclusion of data on the health workers participating in the delivery. Dr. Curioso described it as an easy-to-use system requiring only a computer, Internet access, and a printer. He reported that it is already being used in 44 establishments and is expected by the end of the year to be in use in 150 additional establishments.
The ninth Regional Congress on Health Sciences Information (CRICS9) took place from 22 to 24 October in Washington, D.C., and was organized by PAHO/WHO and its Latin American and Caribbean Center on Health Sciences Information (BIREME). Under the slogan “eHealth: reaching universal access to health,” the participants shared experiences and shared information on programs, projects, systems, and networks for scientific information and communication in health in the Region.
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