SPMS and DGS

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SPMS and DGS

 

Country: Portugal

 

Self-Report&TraceCovid-19

 

Servicos Partilhados do Ministerio de Saude (SPMS) is the Portugal Health Ministry’s central purchasing and IT authority. To support the Health Ministry in battling the pandemic, the SPMS developed a digital tool that helped in the self-reporting of COVID-19 symptoms and the tracing of potentially infected patients.

 

The Self-Report & TraceCovid-19 tool was launched in April and allowed hospitals to attend suspected and confirmed non-critical cases from a distance. The tool was developed in collaboration with various stakeholders. The SPMS merged its own technological knowledge with the clinical expertise of various healthcare professionals to develop an evidence-based tool that provided precise and effective treatments for patients even at a distance. This reduced the burden on public health authorities and streamlined the delivery of care to non-critical patients

 

More recently, the tool has been integrated with STAYWAYCOVID, a tracking application that can be voluntarily used as a complement for epidemiological tracking. STAYWAYCOVID allows users to receive notifications about their individual exposure to confirmed COVID cases.

 

Websites:

SPMS – www.spms.min-saude.pt

DGS – www.dgs.pt

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