ALERT launched ALERT® STUDENT, an innovating tool for the teaching and learning of Medicine. This launch occurred during an Open Day for the Medicine Schools in Portugal on May 20, 2010, at the company's head office in Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal.
Students and lecturers from all over Portugal came to participate in this Open Day; there were participants from the School of Medicine of Porto (which has actively participated in the ALERT® STUDENT project), from Minho University, New University of Lisbon, Abel Salazar Institute for Biomedical Science and from Beira Interior University.
As future users of information systems specifically designed for the clinical sector, the participants had the opportunity to become acquainted with ALERT® clinical software and with the environment where it is developed. They were impressed with the solution's innovating features, such as its workflow capacity between different users.
According to Jorge Guimarães, ALERT's founder and president, with the launch of ALERT® STUDENT, a collaboration tool for the development of a knowledge network between students, lecturers and physicians, the company intends to revolutionize medical care. Jorge Guimarães added that this new software represents "a challenge in the learning of Medicine and in the way theory is put into practice".
All the event's participants, both lecturers and students of Medicine, were unanimous in approving this new solution.
"Congratulations for being the pioneers in this process," were the words of Prof. Miguel Castelo Branco Craveiro de Sousa, Dean of Beira Interior Health Science Faculty, when giving his opinion on this new software.
Miguel Cabral, President of the National Association of Medicine Students, emphasized that ALERT is bringing the concept of IT in Medicine to a dimension that is totally different from what currently happens. The student also mentioned that this process has very ambitious goals, but that "it could not be in any other way with ALERT".