Creating an electronic health record system might at times seem like an impossible undertaking, and it is true that building a successful system is no simple task. Such a system gives physicians access to complete information on patients, including all previous interactions with the health sector, the medications they take, and even socioeconomic factors that may be related to … [Read more...] about A national electronic health record system: two lessons from Costa Rica
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?