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?
Our guest author for this blog is the artificial intelligence platform known as GPT. We asked GPT to tell us what are the main challenges to digital transformation in health in the region. Our Editorial Committee did not add any subtitles, hyperlinks or make any edits. So, here is the result: Digital health, or the incorporation of digital technologies into the … [Read more...] about What are the challenges for Digital Health in Latin America and the Caribbean?
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
Globally, women make up 70% of the workforce in the health and social care sector. However, only 25% of women occupy leadership positions. In addition, the gender pay gap in the healthcare sector is 26%, higher than the average for other sectors (16%). It is estimated that almost $160 trillion is lost globally due to gender differences in earnings between men and … [Read more...] about Promoting Women’s Development in Digital Health