Experiência inicial de um hospital universitário utilizando a telemedicina na promoção de educação através de vídeo-conferências

Translated title of the contribution: Initial experience at a university teaching hospital from using telemedicine to promote education through video conferencing

Bruno Monteiro Tavares Pereira, Thiago Rodrigues Araújo Calderan, Marcos Tadeu Nolasco da Silva, Antonio Carlos da Silva, Antonio Carlos Marttos, Gustavo Pereira Fraga

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Abstract

CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE: Telehealth and telemedicine services are advancing rapidly, with an increasing spectrum of information and communication technologies that can be applied broadly to the population's health, and to medical education. The aim here was to report our institution's experience from 100 videoconferencing meetings between five different countries in the Americas over a one-year period. DESIGN AND SETTING: Retrospective study at Universidade Estadual de Campinas. METHODS: Through a Microsoft Excel database, all conferences in all specialties held at our institution from September 2009 to August 2010 were analyzed retrospectively. RESULTS: A total of 647 students, physicians and professors participated in telemedicine meetings. A monthly mean of 8.3 (± 4.3) teleconferences were held over the analysis period. Excluding holidays and the month of inaugurating the telemedicine theatre, our teleconference rate reached a mean of 10.3 (± 2.7), or two teleconferences a week, on average. Trauma surgery and meetings on patient safety were by far the most common subjects discussed in our teleconference meetings, accounting for 22% and 21% of the total calls. CONCLUSION: Our experience with telemedicine meetings has increased students' interest; helped our institution to follow and discuss protocols that are already accepted worldwide; and stimulated professors to promote telemedicine-related research in their own specialties and keep up-to-date. These high-technology meetings have shortened distances in our vast country, and to other reference centers abroad. This virtual proximity has enabled discussion of international training with students and residents, to increase their overall knowledge and improve their education within this institution.

Translated title of the contributionInitial experience at a university teaching hospital from using telemedicine to promote education through video conferencing
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)32-36
Number of pages5
JournalSao Paulo Medical Journal
Volume130
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012

Keywords

  • Distance technology telecommunications videoconferencing
  • Telemedicine education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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