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Technology Improves Access to Specialized Care

In Brazil, much of the population lives far away from major cities, so distance can pose a real barrier for children who need specialized medical care. For example, 41 percent of all infants under age 1 and 90 percent of newborns with congenital heart disease are in remote areas. Through a pilot program in the state of Sergipe, Cisco is creating a model for other states in Brazil and beyond. The program uses collaboration and cloud technology to improve access for patients and families, and also improve education, training, and decision-making for care teams.