ALERT® CARE, a solution for the computerization of primary care services, went live at Família Victor Valla Clinic (FVVC) in Rio de Janeiro on October 25, 2010.
Inaugurated on April 13, 2010, the FVVC is one of the support units to the Brazilian family healthcare program's teams and aims at integrating health promotion, prevention and assistance actions in the Manguinhos area of the city.
The FVVC has the capacity to process 7 100 appointments per month, including 1 200 medical appointments, 800 nursing appointments, 400 home visits and 1 100 collective procedures. All of 77 users were trained for this Go Live, which involved 24 physicians, 18 nurses and 35 health community agents.
With this computerization, the Oswaldo Cruz – FIOCRUZ Foundation is contributing towards a relevant improvement in healthcare services. The adoption of an electronic health record that is centered on the patient will promote a more efficient management of clinical information in the public health sector.