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Congressional Event: Internet Technology and Healthcare


Join us for in-depth panel discussions with policy-makers and experts on the subject of Internet Technology and Healthcare in Brazil in an event sponsored by the Chamber of Deputies and supported by the Brazil-US Business Council. Speakers include Science and Technology Minister Gilberto Kassab and Health Minister Ricardo Barros. Panel topics cover issues such as technology in health management, technology in research and diagnosis, and technology in patient care.

Information technology is rapidly accelerating the world’s ability to meet modern healthcare challenges. Whether through efficiencies in administration, data analytics, precision medicine or access to care, the adoption of IT has become an essential part of today’s healthcare delivery systems. As the Brazilian government looks towards greater integration of its public health model with the digital world, the Brazil-U.S. Business Council contributes to an event exploring IT topics related to inter-operability, security, personalization and clinical applications.

Opening remarks by Science and Technology Minister Gilberto Kassab and Health Minister Ricardo Barros.

Also providing brief opening remarks: Congressmen presidents of Social Affairs Committee, Science & Technology Committee, Innovation Committee and Red Tape Committee.

Event will include three separate panels:

Technology in Health Management: Greater Efficiency, Lower Cost and Better Care

  • Gregory Downing, Department of Health, US
  • Dr. Andre Osmo, Sírio Libanés Hospital
  • Karla Monteiro, Gemalto

Technology in Research and Diagnosis : Cognitive Technology

  • Dr. Mariana Perroni, IBM
  • Luiz Fernando Reis, Sírio Libanés Hospital
  • Henry Sznejder, United Health Group

Technology in Patient Care : Conformity and Commitment with Treatment

  • Dr. Karla Melo, Brazilian Diabetes Society
  • TBC, Abimed
  • TBC, Interfarma

Official agenda with panelists is included here (in Portuguese).

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July 5, 2017
2:00 pm - 6:15 pm


Câmara dos Deputados
Plenário 1, Anexo II, Câmara dos Deputados, Praça dos Três Poderes
Brasília, Distrito Federal Brazil
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