Information system for knowledge management of the technological platforms in Brazil healthcare

Jorge Magalhães, Marlede Menezes, Z Hartz, Adelaide M.S. Antunes

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In the information era, great challenges in healthcare are now intensifying. Regarding challenges for public health, they are intensified not only in developing and less developed countries on account of parasitic diseases, but also for developed countries because of emerging and reemerging diseases. When these diseases are associated with chronic or acute diseases, they intensify causing a serious public health problem as drugs resistance, neglected disease, and those that perpetuate poverty. Thus, it is important to find out new tools for management information. In health area, the financial turnover in the world was US$ 1 trillion dollars only in medicines sector. In Brazil, about US$ 40 billion. Even in times of crisis, this is a sector with constantly expanding business whether by incorporating new technologies, new players in research and development, as well as adjustments to public health policies, regulatory issues, and global outbreaks of disease. These facts lead to constant adjustments of business in companies, universities, and government actions. This statement is aligned in the knowledge-based strategy advocated by Etzkowitz. In 2017, three lists of new strategic products for the Brazilian health system had already been changed. Using new intelligence systems, the government adopted new strategic
business partnerships and were conceived in 2017 (others replaced) with budgets of more than 6 billion reais. In this scenario, the revision of the chapter will feature new author and a scope of approach will be expanded to the new policy “Technological Platform” that replaces the old policy called partnership
for productive development.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Research on Expanding Business Opportunities With Information Systems and Analytics
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages24
ISBN (Print)9781522562252
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2018


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