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Issue No.02 - March/April (2008 vol.10)
pp: 12-17
Jader Wallauer , Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
Douglas Macedo , Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
Rafael Andrade , Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
Aldo von Wangenheim , Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
ABSTRACT
Motivated by the need to reduce the cost of patient transport to health centers, the authors designed a prototype national telemedicine network in Brazil.
INDEX TERMS
Life and medical science, healthcare, medical information systems, public health system, telemedicine
CITATION
Jader Wallauer, Douglas Macedo, Rafael Andrade, Aldo von Wangenheim, "Building a National Telemedicine Network", IT Professional, vol.10, no. 2, pp. 12-17, March/April 2008, doi:10.1109/MITP.2008.23
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