9º World Congress on Health Information and Libraries

Salvador, Bahia - Brazil, September, 20 to 23 - 2005


4th Regional Coordination Meeting of the VHL

September, 19 to 20 - 2005

ESE project: E-SALUD ESPAILLAT Conectividad and Knowledges. The need of the integration

  • Indotel  - Dominican Republic
  • Director General, Dirección de Salud de la Provincia Espaillat  - República Dominicana
  • Coordinadora, Servicios de Nivel Primario de la Dirección de Salud de la Provincia Espaillat  - República Dominicana
The net of health of the Province Espaillat has had a significant development in the last 30 years. It has gone on from 2 establishments to 35, nevertheless this growth has not been accompanied of an effective integration between the primary level of attention and the specializing level. The system of reference between both levels has not worked due. For example, there is very low the proportion of above-mentioned and entered patients (2 %), to the provincial hospital Dr. Toribio Bencosme, proceeding from the establishments of the primary level (Units of Attention Primary, municipal hospitals, between others).
With the advances of the TIC there is had the opportunity to accelerate the fluid relation between(among) institutions of health of different levels of attention, as well as of interconnecting to the sanitary personnel of Espaillat's provincial net between(among) them themselves, contributing(paying) to the interchange of information and knowledge in benefit of a better service of health.
The interest of the project E-Salud Espaillat (ESE) is of establishes a model of use of the TIC in the sector health, specifically applied to the strengthening of the system of reference and contra reference of patients between the net of primary care and the net of attention specializing in an alone province. Across the radio communication of 35 units of service and a system of electronic messenger company (300 electronic post office to workers of health of the province), the creation of a web page linked to the virtual library of health of the D.R. so that it turns into the portal of health of the province Espaillat and to stimulate the development of rooms of situation in the diverse localities of the province, as an expression of the interest for the health of the community.
If the electronic communication is considered to be a fundamental element of the project, equal interest it has the sensitization of the users in taking advantage of the use of the TIC. Of nothing it is worth having the best an d much modern platform of communication, if there are no users who demand these TIC and recognize his usefulness. For example, the medical specialists and the medical general practitioners can see your formation enriched on having consulted special places of knowledge that help to solve difficult cases subject to scientific discussion between all the above-mentioned patients.
The potentials of a system of health, in a process of constant education, are unlimited. The project does not try to establish fixed rules for his development, but to provide the suitable space in order that there are promoted the initiatives that favor the training of the workers of health, taking advantage of the advantages of her(it) and formation or formation distantly route Internet.
The Provincial Direction of Health tries with this project, to improve the competition of the workers of health with the purpose of reaffirming his mission, which is & quot; to improve the quality of life of the local population & quot;