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
Anyone who knows the work of William Shakeaspeare in Romeo and Juliet recognizes these famous lines: “What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet!” In @BIDgente we have been asking a similar question regarding Electronic Health Record systems. What happens when we give different names to the same thing? In health systems, it can be … [Read more...] about What’s in a name? Speaking the same language in digital health
Deserted parks, shuttered businesses, rush-hour traffic reduced to a trickle: it no longer comes off as hyperbole to say the world has been put on hold. In Latin America and the Caribbean, 13 countries have chosen to enter complete lockdown, and 12 have gone the route of a partial or sector-based quarantine. While measures are constantly evolving in response to changing … [Read more...] about Why Digital Tools Could Be Key to Reopening the Region
Nowadays the phrase digital transformation sparks either enthusiasm or cynicism, and either reaction can be backed by well-known successes or failures. In truth, by digital transformation we don’t just mean technology, but rather something much more complex: our ability to transform processes and work cultures in a way that truly adds value to the technology we offer for the … [Read more...] about +Digital, Advancing the Digital Transformation in Latin America and the Caribbean
Have you ever been given a pet? If so, you didn’t have to pay for it, but its food and veterinary bills probably cost a lot. Using open source solutions in health is similar. It is incredible to be able to go online and find open source solutions for medical records, hospital management, telemedicine, and clinical diagnosis assistance, among other tools, by just downloading the … [Read more...] about Is Open Source Right for Me?