December 6, 2022
We certainly live in better times than our parents and grandparents. Technology has provided us with greater quality and life expectancy. Vaccines, antibiotics, and technology have been created and improved so that we can live longer and better lives.
However, it doesn’t mean that the health area has stopped striving for innovation. On the contrary, the challenges now are different; for example, for computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) exams, increasingly modern and technological equipment demands specialized professionals, in addition to the challenge of providing broader access by reducing costs. To face those challenges, the Collective Board of the National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) decided to add a new section to its resolution on teleradiology and remote equipment control. Specifically, in article 70, Anvisa included that “the primary criteria for choosing a teleradiological procedure must be for the benefit and safety of the patient.”
We know that remote operation leads to greater quality – due to the possibility of training and standardization of protocols – and patient safety, both in the exam and what is delivered to the patient. Investing in remote control must be a commitment signed today for the long term, as opportunities for improvement will always be present with a significant return. To learn more about it, check out the complete article written by Gustavo Meirelles in partnership with José Leovigildo Coelho.