Vasco Saavedra

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Local and national haemophilia registries are powerful instruments to support the healthcare and researchers and improve the communication between Comprehensive Haemophilia Diagnostic and Treatment Centres (HTCs) and patients. Hemo@care is an example of a Local Haemophilia Registry Systems (LHR_Sys) based on the Web, developed in collaboration with a HTC(More)
This article describes the experience of developing an interactive Health Information System (iHIS) currently under test in a hospital, which benefited from the practices of the User-Centred Design (UCD), in a Participatory Design (PD) approach. Techniques from the Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and/or Usability Engineering (UE), combined with traditional(More)
In this work, an overall description of the methods used and the results obtained in the ongoing evaluation of hemo@care is presented. To help understanding the methods and results, we first give an overview of the main functionalities of hemo@care, which is a web application to manage the clinical information in hemophilia care, developed to be used by(More)
Modern methods of information and communication that use web technologies provide an opportunity to facilitate closer communication between patients and healthcare providers, allowing a joint management of chronic diseases. This paper describes a web-based technological solution to support the management of inherited bleeding disorders integrating,(More)
Hemophilia, in addition of being a chronic disease, is also a rare disease, and as such, quite expensive for the National Health Service (NHS) due to the cost associated with the drugs used in treatments (Clotting Factor Concentrate - CFC). On the other hand, due to the specific characteristics of this type of disorder, it is necessary to ensure that data(More)
The objectives of this work were to assess the mtDNA diversity of Bolivian South American camelid (SAC) populations and to shed light on the evolutionary relationships between the Bolivian camelids and other populations of SACs. We have analysed two different mtDNA regions: the complete coding region of the MT-CYB gene and 513 bp of the D-loop region. The(More)