GeoHealth: Sistema Georreferenciado para Análise de Dados de Saúde na Atenção Básica (GeoHealth: A Georeferenced System for Health Data Analysis in Primary Care)

João Henrique Gonçalves Sá (, Marina Sá Rebelo (, Alexandra Brentani (, Sandra Grisi (, Marco Antonio Gutierrez (

1Projeto Região Oeste - Faculdade de Medicina da USP, Universidade Federal de São Paulo
2Instituto do Coração - Faculdade de Medicina da USP
3Faculdade de Medicina da USP
4Projeto Região Oeste, Instituto do Coração - Faculdade de Medicina da USP

This paper appears in: Revista IEEE América Latina

Publication Date: Jan. 2012
Volume: 10,   Issue: 1 
ISSN: 1548-0992

The Primary Care Information System (SIAB) concentrates basic healthcare information from all different regions of Brazil. The information is collected by primary care teams on a paper-based procedure that degrades the quality of information provided to the healthcare authorities and slows down the process of decision making. To overcome these problems we propose a new data gathering application that uses a mobile device connected to a 3G network and a GPS to be used by the primary care teams for collecting the families' data. A prototype was developed in which a digital version of one SIAB form is made available at the mobile device. The prototype was tested in a basic healthcare unit located in a suburb of Sao Paulo. The results obtained so far have shown that the proposed process is a better alternative for data collecting at primary care, both in terms of data quality and lower deployment time to health care authorities.

Index Terms:
data quality, primary care, georeferencing, datasus,   

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