Telehealth and Tele-Education Using Mobile Platforms – Una-Sus Amazônia

  • Waldeyde Oderilda Magalhães dos Santos Universidade do Estado do Amazonas - UNA-SUS Amazônia
  • Jacqueline de Almeida Gonçalves Sachett Universidade do Estado do Amazonas
  • Ingrid Nunes Rodrigues Universidade do Estado do Amazonas - UNA-SUS Amazônia
  • Vinícius de Araújo Oliveira Universidade do Estado do Amazonas - UNA-SUS Amazônia
  • Rachid Pinto Zacarias Filho Universidade do Estado do Amazonas - UNA-SUS Amazônia
  • Haline Pereira de Oliveira Barbosa Universidade do Estado do Amazonas - UNA-SUS Amazônia
Keywords: UNA-SUS Amazônia, telehealth, mobile applications, offline, new interactive technologies

Abstract

The UNA-SUS (SUS Open University) project aims to meet the training needs and continuing education of health professionals working in the SUS (Health Unic System), offering courses with dynamic perspective using trivial clinical events. But, one of the characteristics of UNA-SUS courses was the requirement of online access, making it difficult to professional connection of the most remote and underserved areas, specifically in isolated municipalities, indigenous areas and throughout the Legal Amazon. Because of this the UNA-SUS Amazônia project, which seeks to address the issue of access to training and information, through the development of technologies, including mobile applications that provide educational resources offline was implemented. The solution is based on local data storage and synchronisation (upload and download) when there is an available connection, always taking into account the displacement of the professional. In addition, the project aims to incorporate new interactive technologies, such as virtual reality environments and extended reality.

Author Biographies

Waldeyde Oderilda Magalhães dos Santos, Universidade do Estado do Amazonas - UNA-SUS Amazônia
PhD student in Public Health from the University of Business and Social Sciences (UCES). He holds a degree in ODONTOLOGY from the Federal University of Amazonas, has a Specialization in Hospital Management and Health Services (UNINORTE), Specialization in Family Health Program (UFAM) and an MBA in Management and Audit of Health Systems (F.OSWALDO CRUZ).
Jacqueline de Almeida Gonçalves Sachett, Universidade do Estado do Amazonas
She holds a bachelor's degree and a degree in Nursing from the Federal University of Juiz de Fora - UFJF and a Master's Degree in Nursing from the Federal University of Minas Gerais - UFMG. PhD student in Tropical and Infectious Diseases by the State University of Amazonas in the Line of Poisonous Animals. She worked as a Nephrologist Nurse and Coordinator of Nursing undergraduate courses. Currently Assistant Professor of the Nursing Undergraduate Program at the State University of Amazonas, Coordinator of the Residency Program in Nursing at the State University of Amazonas, Member of the Structuring Teaching Nucleus of the State University of Amazonas, Teleconsulting University Telehealth Center Of the State of Amazonas.
Ingrid Nunes Rodrigues, Universidade do Estado do Amazonas - UNA-SUS Amazônia
Graduated in Electrical Engineering at the State University of Amazonas, she has experience in the area of Mechatronics and Digital Image Processing. Trainee at UNA-SUS Amazonas.
Vinícius de Araújo Oliveira, Universidade do Estado do Amazonas - UNA-SUS Amazônia
He is a doctor graduated from the Federal University of Minas Gerais and a Master's degree in Public Health from the same university. He has experience in the areas of Medicine and Public Health, with emphasis on Digital Health, Primary Health Care, Health Human Resources Policies, Telehealth / Telemedicine and distance education.
Rachid Pinto Zacarias Filho, Universidade do Estado do Amazonas - UNA-SUS Amazônia

He holds a degree in Dentistry from the Federal University of Amazonas, a Specialization in Dentistry in Collective Health from the Federal University of Amazonas, a Specialization in Implant Dentistry from the Niltonlins University and a Master's Degree in Dental Clinic from the State University of Campinas.


 
Haline Pereira de Oliveira Barbosa, Universidade do Estado do Amazonas - UNA-SUS Amazônia
MSc in Computer Science from the Federal University of Amazonas; Specialist in Public Management by the State University of Amazonas and is finishing the Specialization in Governance of Information Technology by the Catholic University of Brasilia. Graduated in Technology in Data Processing from Centro Universitário do Norte.

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Published
2017-04-03
How to Cite
Magalhães dos Santos, W., Sachett, J. de A., Rodrigues, I., Oliveira, V., Filho, R. P., & Barbosa, H. P. (2017). Telehealth and Tele-Education Using Mobile Platforms – Una-Sus Amazônia. Journal of the International Society for Telemedicine and EHealth, 5, (GKR);e36:(1-4). Retrieved from https://journals.ukzn.ac.za/index.php/JISfTeH/article/view/257
Section
Global Telemedicine and eHealth Updates. Knowledge Resources. Vol. 10, 2017