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New Social Network for Debating Medical Cases
Technical University of Madrid (Spain) (07/11/12) Eduardo Martinez
Technical University of Madrid researcher Albert Moreira has developed
SANAR, an online platform designed to facilitate the exchange of
information among medical practitioners from different parts of the world.
The SANAR platform enables physicians to hold medical discussions in a
Web-based environment and overcome the organizational problems of
arranging group sessions or the cost and infrastructure hurdles of
videoconferencing meetings. The platform also implements several security
protocols and procedures to guarantee secure information and image
management. "It is planned to evolve SANAR by building a module to better
support case studies in an academic environment," Moreira says. He notes
SANAR can be used for image-processing analysis, software engineering,
software engineering experimentation, intelligent virtual environments,
and data mining, among other applications. "This movement will be the
groundwork for building and accepting key platform contents," Moreira
says. "From here, we will be able to open up the system to the whole
medical community, including nurses, pharmacists, physiotherapists,
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