The Golden Opportunity of Digital Health for Latin America and the Caribbean

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Apr 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated the centrality of population health to the economy and social well-being, while highlighting serious and long-standing structural problems in health systems. In Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), it highlighted serious deficiencies in basic dimensions such as quality, results, costs and equity. Today countries must manage the increasing complexity of their health systems as they face an unprecedented economic crisis. This document addresses each aspect of the digital transformation process, shares concrete evidence, practices and recommendations, identifies the set of actors that can and should be involved, and outlines the practical elements necessary for each country to build this crucial trajectory.