Electronic Ecomap as an Instrument to Improve Physician–Family Interaction in Preventive Medicine

Néstor Mamani-Macedo, Julio Raime, Luzmila Pro, Jaime Pariona, Olga Solano

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According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the main causes of mortality in low-income countries are communicable diseases, maternal and perinatal conditions, and nutritional conditions. The issue arises because early detection requires the implementation of a primary healthcare system. As part of the family record, we have the Ecomap, an instrument for recording family relationships with their environment in their day-to-day activities graphically, whether this comprises people or institutions such as the church and health centers. In Peru, the use of Ecomap has traditionally been in a hard-copy format, which has problems updating because it is handwritten. Given this limitation, a computer application “electronic Ecomap” (e-Ecomap) has been developed, a resource with which healthcare personnel can interact in a user-friendly manner. In an aggregate mode, it will be possible to visualize the families of a community as a whole, highlighting the behavior of the institutions surrounding them. In this manner, it will be possible to prevent the effects of these risks in a generation of psychosocial problems that can later lead to psychosomatic illnesses. Finally, the e-Ecomap will be able to infer the connections of the family with its environment in conjunction with the data registered in the family record.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 5th Brazilian Technology Symposium - Emerging Trends, Issues, and Challenges in the Brazilian Technology
EditorsYuzo Iano, Rangel Arthur, Osamu Saotome, Guillermo Kemper, Ana Carolina Borges Monteiro
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9783030575656
StatePublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes
Event5th Brazilian Technology Symposium, BTSym 2019 - Campinas, Brazil
Duration: 22 Oct 201924 Oct 2019

Publication series

NameSmart Innovation, Systems and Technologies
ISSN (Print)2190-3018
ISSN (Electronic)2190-3026


Conference5th Brazilian Technology Symposium, BTSym 2019

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  • Electronic ecomap
  • Family record
  • Preventive medicine


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