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Docobo Visits Leading São Paolo Hospital During UKTI Mission

25 MAY 2012, SãO PAOLO, BRAZIL
Summary
Docobo has met with one of the leading hospitals in Brazil to exchange ideas and discuss potential partnerships. The visit, which was organised by UK Trade & Investment, saw 10 companies from the UK Pavilion at this year´s Hospitalar exhibition tour the outstanding facilities at Hospital Sirio Libanes in Sao Paolo.

The UK companies heard from the hospital´s purchasing and sustainability teams on the current position of the Brazilian healthcare system and how they were open to new ideas from the UK, with topics covered including innovation, technology, logistics, demography and governance.

After the presentation, the group had the opportunity to tour the hospital, including diagnostics, oncology, research and development and the impressive lecture facilities.   

The hospital, which is 90 years old and positions itself as a philanthropic institution, is undergoing a major expansion programme, which is expected to double the area of the hospital facilities by 2013/14.  

The Brazilian market, due to the growing population and organisation of the healthcare market, presents lots of opportunities for UK companies such as Docobo and for telehealth in general.


 

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"“Brazil is a country that continues to grow, and with that growth it is essential that we look improve our healthcare to meet the clinical needs of the population. It is really important that we strengthen the links with British companies with regards to new technologies and bringing their innovative ideas to Brazil, and this visit has been extremely positive.” " Silverio Pinheiro, Purchase Manager at Hospital Sirio Libanes, São Paolo, Brazil
""The Hospital´s facilities, as well as the values which governs the way it is run, are absolutely first-class and it was very useful to see the Brazilian healthcare system in practice."" Roy Briggs, Education and Training Manager, Docobo Ltd, Surrey, UK
"”The cost implications as well as general quality of life outcomes for the patients through using products and services such as Docobo's doc@HOME infrastructure means we are very well positioned to expand our export portfolio in Brazil”" Roy Briggs, Education and Training Manager, Docobo Ltd
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About Docobo Ltd

Docobo Ltd is a UK medical device company that supplies eHealth solutions to enable Community Care and improve the quality of life of patients, carers and clinicians.  More than 40 PCTs and Trusts in the UK and several international healthcare organisations are currently using doc@HOME Telehealth to support their patients.

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