Brazil bets big on telehealth in fight against Zika

Faced with insufficient infrastructure and geographical barriers to healthcare access, many providers in Brazil are turning to telehealth to confront the threat of Zika, according to NPR. The state of Paraiba is currently using a telehealth program for pediatric cardiology care to address birth defects in infants potentially affected by the virus. Pediatric cardiologist Sandra Mattos, M.D., enlisted more than 100 doctors at 22 hospitals to provide care remotely to patients who often live far from the nearest specialist. "[R]ather than coming in with a globalized solution," she told NPR, "we lead people by empowering them here." >> Read the full story at FierceHealthIT

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