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
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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?
Meet Elizabeth, an 80-year-old widow with multiple chronic health conditions for years. Previously, she relied solely on her daughter Angela for unpaid assistance with personal care and household tasks. Angela lives close by and cares for Elizabeth before or after going to her job at a local supermarket and on her days off. Unfortunately, Elizabeth’s needs for assistance became … [Read more...] about Self-directed Care: the Benefits of Cash and Counseling
Mental health disorders are common and disabling throughout the world. Rich and poor countries experience the devastating consequences of these disorders, representing approximately 20% of the global burden of diseases in Latin America and the Caribbean, with mental health disorders representing only 0.4% of all public healthcare funding globally. Besides, there are massive … [Read more...] about Task Shifting and Technology are Game Changers in Facing Mental Health Challenges
A few years ago, I wrote an article about the benefits of becoming a mother after the age of 40. Although pregnancy caused significant changes and discomfort, the excitement of my child’s arrival overshadowed those challenges. What I didn't expect was that, years later, I would again experience intense changes. But this time, instead of lasting nine months, they could last for … [Read more...] about Menopause: less stigma and more empathy