Porto Alegre, RS pursues improved triage methods for emergency departments with innovation challenge
Porto Alegre, RS Improved Emergency Triage Method Innovation
Seventy-five percent of emergency room visits in Porto Alegre involve non-emergency ailments. The three-month pilot provides 24-hour access to telemedicine solutions through a dedicated portal. Porto Alegre selected eight services including Docway, TopMed, and Teledoc for the challenge. The city's Innovation Office and Municipal Health Department will evaluate the effectiveness of each solution before selecting a permanent partner.
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