Many digital projects fail because of the need of of an estimation of the real costs at the time of budgeting. According to our flagship document “The Golden Opportunity of Digital Health for Latin America and the Caribbean,” 53% of big companies in the United States mentioned their digital projects overran their initial budgets. A project is not sustainable if it is not … [Read more...] about But how much does this cost? The importance of understanding the total cost of digital health projects
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?
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
The COVID-19 crisis has generated mental health problems among previously healthy people and has exacerbated those problems among people with existing conditions. This challenge is not new for Latin America and the Caribbean, where mental health disorders are one of the five main causes of disability-adjusted life years (DALYs). At the global level, the World Health … [Read more...] about Mental Health Services Through a Screen
Latin America and the Caribbean is known as one of the least equal regions in the world - and it is also unequal in terms of health. Did you know that digital tools can help reduce these inequalities? Health inequalities in Latin America and the Caribbean In many countries of the region, the infant mortality rate for the poorest families is more than double of the richest … [Read more...] about Reducing health inequalities using digital health tools