What a Pan-American Highway for Digital Health would enable is that, if a person from El Salvador travels to Jamaica and experiences a health complication, their doctors could access their medical history and learn, for example, that the person is allergic to penicillin, among other relevant health data. This Pan-American Highway for Digital Health is possible, and the … [Read more...] about RELACSIS 4.0: a Pan-American Highway for Digital Health is possible and 33 countries know it
Healthcare in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) is overdue for an upgrade. Are there digital health investments that governments can make today to both curb the growth of non-communicable diseases and start them on the path of sustainable digital transformation? If you happen to be reading this blog on your smartphone, you might be aware that your app store is full of … [Read more...] about Digital Therapeutics: Will you be downloading your next treatment for diabetes or depression?
How can we ensure that digital health improves health outcomes in an inclusive way in Latin America and the Caribbean? This was one of the main points of discussion among country leaders in our Social Protection and Health Division’s Regional Policy Dialogue, Digital Health for All: LAC’s Golden Opportunity to improve the efficiency, quality and equity of sector. The RPD … [Read more...] about 3 Takeaways from our Regional Policy Dialogue: The Golden Opportunity of Digital Health for LAC
Learn how the Inter-American Development Bank and the Pan American Health Organization work together to support countries to harness digital transformation for the health sector, to fight against the pandemic, and build resilient health systems. This September, health leaders from 49 countries and territories met at the 59th Directing Council — 73rd Session of the … [Read more...] about How Can Global Cooperation Improve Health Services in your Country
Jennifer became alarmed when the application that monitored her pregnancy showed abnormal results. What was the problem? The software was based on parameters of a 45-year old white male. It is clear that we need more women to participate in digital health and more visibility for those who participate in the sector. On the Day of Women and Girls in Science, we invite you to … [Read more...] about Attention! We Are Looking for Women Leaders in Digital Health