- Edumed Institute for Education in Medicine and Health
The Edumed Institute for Education in Medicine and Health is an international
research and developmentand education non-profit organizationbased in Campinas, state of São Paulo, Brazil.
The Edumed Institute was founded in June
2000by a group of universityprofessors, researchers and technologists from the State University of Campinasand other Brazilian universities, under the leadership of Renato M.E. Sabbatiniand Silvia Helena Cardoso, respectively President and Vice-President of the Board.
The Institute carries out a number of R&D activities in the following areas.
medical informatics( computerapplications in medicineand biology), and telemedicine, through its International Center for Information and Telecommunication Technologies in Health (CITICS)
distance educationusing the Internet, WWW, videoconferencingand satellites
Wireless broadbandInternet technologies for social applications
digital televisionand IP TVapplications in education, health and government ( e-health, e-government)
Mobile telephonyapplications, its implications for health
Electronic publishingand Internet applications in health and education.
The Institute's headquarters in Campinas are well equipped with a number of high-tech resources, such as a videoconferencing center, digital TV studio, computer labs, non-linear video editing, etc. It has high speed connections to the
National Research and Education Network(RNP), the Comsat satellite hub, the Embratel satellite hub, ISDNand IP lines, etc.
consortium, the National Network for Distance Education in Medicine and Health (Edumed.net) has been established and is coordinated by the Institute, with the aim of producing content and standardizing technologies for providing on-line courses, interactive digital TV, etc. for the area. Some of the members of the consortium are:
* Federal University of Amazonas
* Federal University of Ceará
* Federal University of Pernambuco
* Federal University of Goiás
* Federal University of Santa Catarina
* Pontificial Catholic University of Paraná
Instituto Materno-Infantil de Pernambuco
Centro Infantil Domingos A. Boldrini
* Public Health School of Ceará
* Family Health School of Sobral
Associação Nacional de Medicina do Trabalho
Sociedade Brasileira de Oncologia Pediátrica
Sociedade Brasileira de Cirurgia de Cabeça e Pescoço
The Institute has collaborated with a number of educational and health care institutions to help them adopt information technology, such as:
Universidade Bandeirante de São Paulo
Anhangüera Educacional S.A.
Hospital Professor Edmundo Vasconcelos
The Institute collaborates also with several national and international high-tech companies in order to develop applications for state-of-the-art technologies:
Motorola, wireless broadband access and 3G mobile telephony
Embrateland StarOne, land and satellite broadband networks
Diveo, wireless networking
Card Guard, telehealth
* TES Systems, videoconferencing
Comsat, satellite networking and digital TV
* Next Sistemas (medical informatics)
* Comversys, e-government
IBM, distance education
* [http://www.edumed.net Home Page]
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