Implementing and Monitoring the Teleconsulting Service of National Network of Specialists in Cervical Cancer

Keywords: telehealth, cervical cancer, education


Introduction: Cervical cancer is a malignant neoplasia, which has a high incidence in women worldwide and in Brazil. Failure in prevention and early detection results in an average mortality of 50% of the cases, with enormous expenses for the health system and years of life lost. Objectives: This research seeks to contribute to the effectiveness of the actions of the Cervical Cancer Control Programme through the rational use of resources and exchange of knowledge among professionals of different levels by implementing an electronic teleconsulting system and providing information to primary care health professionals, discussing access to the new Brazilian guidelines for the screening of cervical cancer.  Methods: We did a narrative review during the pre-intervention to determine different types of telehealth assessment. This review indicated that there is a lack of mixed-approach evaluative research of telehealth activities. We then conducted a descriptive evaluative study in which, a deployment analysis will be conducted with the basic health units and reference services for cervical cancer prevention in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil during the implementation of HealthNet teleconsulting service.   Results: There is a desktop version and health professionals are very motivated. Discussion: Teleconsultants can make a Formative Second Opinion library that will support the professionals in prevention of the cancer.

Author Biographies

Angélica Baptista Silva, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation
Telehealth Laboratory IFF/FIOCRUZ
Fábio Bastos Russomano, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation
Graduated in Medicine at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (1984), Master of Health of Women and Child by the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (1997) and doctorate in Clinical Medicine (Clinical Research), Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (2003). He is currently Vice-director of Education and coordinator of the Women's Health Care Area of the National Institute of Women, Children and Adolescents Fernandes Figueira, of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (IFF / Fiocruz) and professor of Post-graduate Programs in Child and Women's Haelth and Applied Research on Children and Women's Health - master and doctoral levels.
Magdala Araujo Novaes, Federal University of Pernambuco
PhD in Bioinformatics at the Université d'Aix-Marseille II (France), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in 1993, specialized in information technology applied to organizations by the University of Montpellier I (France), and graduated in Computer Science at the Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE) in 1987 (Brazil). Associate professor of Health Informatics, Department of Internal Medicine, Coordinator of the Research Group on Health Information Technology (TIS) and Coordinator of the Telehealth Center (NUTES) of UFPE - eHealth Unit of the Clinics Hospital. 


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How to Cite
Silva, A., Russomano, F., & Novaes, M. (2017). Implementing and Monitoring the Teleconsulting Service of National Network of Specialists in Cervical Cancer. Journal of the International Society for Telemedicine and EHealth, 5, (GKR);e51:(1-6). Retrieved from
Global Telemedicine and eHealth Updates. Knowledge Resources. Vol. 10, 2017