Transforming health in Latin America
By Laura Chinchilla
Innovation, technology and the use of data are essential to improve patient care
Having equitable access to health is today, more than ever, a priority in Latin America and in the world, if we want to face the great challenges posed by a growing population, which lives longer and is exposed to chronic diseases and new virus.
To do this, we must undertake a major transformation process in the health systems of the region, so that they are more sustainable, closer and people-centered. In that sense, innovation, technology and the use of data are essential to improve patient care.
We have just seen this with the Covid-19 pandemic, which put the planet's health systems to the test and dramatically demonstrated the importance of having institutions capable of responding to the needs of patients in adverse circumstances. . The health sector had to transform many of its processes and be more innovative to face this immense challenge...