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How digital health is applied in Latin America

The 2030 Health Movement, made up of industry professionals worldwide, proposes the integration of technology into the sector

With the development of technology and its inclusion in different areas of daily life beyond entertainment and the communications The involvement of these advances in important areas such as the Health.

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That is why the movement Health 2030a non-profit organization that brings together the public and private sectors to transform health systems in Latin America through the development of digital solutionscarried out an exercise during Roche Press Day and emphasized what they think the health of the future will look like.

The event, in which various health professionals from different specialties and countries of the region participated, indicated that it is necessary to develop Technological tools that favor the solution of some problems that the sector faces and during the

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The doctors indicated that in order to guarantee a good health caregovernments have to get involved in promoting new technologies that are at the service of patients, so that a personalized, preventive, predictive and participatory care model can be achieved.

The Health 2030 movement considers it necessary to implement digital solutions to problems in the sector, which includes the development of applications or digital service platforms. Photo: Zacharie Scheurer/dpa
The Health 2030 movement considers it necessary to implement digital solutions to problems in the sector, which includes the development of applications or digital service platforms. Photo: Zacharie Scheurer/dpa

Lizbeth Acunadirector of the High Cost Account of the Ministry of Health of Colombiaindicated that he hopes that the medical records of people can be downloaded, so that it is possible to know how much a person pays for their health care.

Digital tools for quality care

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The movement Health 2030 Its main objective is to improve the health system at the regional level and, for that, they have the idea that the creation of technological solutions it is the answer to the lack of access to high-quality services for all citizens.

one of the first digital solutions that were implemented consisted of the efficient programming of the shifts assigned to the doctors from a hospital in Peruso that it was possible to combat the problems of anemia on children in the community.

With the help of different actors, including local doctors, the government and consultants, a virtual platform that allows visibility of the doctors available in the area to care for children.

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The Salud 360 application in Colombia is designed to monitor patients, so that they can receive adequate and timely care before more complicated illnesses occur. (Getty)
The Salud 360 application in Colombia is designed to monitor patients, so that they can receive adequate and timely care before more complicated illnesses occur. (Getty)

With the same budget doctor appointments increased by 20% and we started to have more doctors available. Furthermore, we managed 6,000 more vaccinations400 consultations in anemia and an impact on a much broader population than without the dating platform”, said Héctor Pourtalé, global director of the movement Health 2030.

In Colombia Care options were also generated through channels digital. platform Health 360 it is still in the pilot phase, but its objective is to connect Health Promoting Companies (EPS) and Health Service Provider Institutions (IPS).

Is app is designed to monitor patients diagnosed with hypertension, diabetes, and kidney disease through a digital channel, so that they can have adequate and timely care before more complicated conditions occur. “If there is a patient who is managing his condition well, he will not be overwhelmed with medical care,” said Portualé.

Meanwhile in Chili there is a solution for reduce by 20% the clinical times between the detection of a pathology and its treatment in the health system. “For a patient with lung cancer a month of reduced waiting can be the difference between going home to a full life or a diagnosis not positive”, indicated Héctor Pourtalé.

Chile has a platform that allowed a 20% reduction in clinical times between the detection of a pathology and its treatment. (Shutterstock)
Chile has a platform that allowed a 20% reduction in clinical times between the detection of a pathology and its treatment. (Shutterstock)

The ideas generated in the framework of the movement Health 2030 contributed to the solution of some problems in terms of the attention a health of people, but there are still others who can receive help with Technological tools adequate.

“You have to apply what works in order to ensure that Benefits reach the user as quickly as possible,” said Rolf Hoenger, co-founder of Health 2030 and Roche’s Area Head Latam. “Without digital health Probably these countries will not be able to impact their health systems or reach that ideal that we all want,” he concluded.

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