Implementing RUTE´s Usability - the Brazilian Telemedicine University Network

Wilson Biancardi Coury, Luiz Ary Messina, José Luiz Ribeiro Filho, Nelson Simões, Grace Dal Sasso, Sayonara Barbosa, Lilian Prates Behring, Glaucia Aguiar, José Carlos Lima de Campo


The Brazilian eHealth initiative enables videoconferencing, diagnosis and formative second opinion, continuous and permanent education and web conferencing, by linking university and teaching hospitals via RNP (Rede Nacional de Ensino e Pesquisa), Brazil’s national research and education R&E network. It operates two significant national projects: The Telemedicine University Network, RUTE (Rede Universitaria de TElemedicina and the National eHealth Primary Care Program, Brazil Telehealth (; respectively from the Science and Technology Ministry MCT and Health Ministry MS. The municipal, state, national and international health institutions coordinate collaborative projects in research, innovation, development, management, education and assistance.


telemedicine, eHealth, videoconference, webconference, teleimersion

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