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

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Apr 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic demonstrated the centrality of population health for economies and social well-being, while also highlighting serious long-standing structural problems in health systems. In Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), serious deficiencies in health systems were highlighted in basic dimensions such as quality, results, costs and equity. Today, countries must manage the increasing complexity of their health systems while facing an unprecedented economic crisis. This document addresses key aspects of the digital transformation process; shares evidence, practices and concrete recommendations; identifies the set of actors that can and should participate in digital transformation of the health sector; and outlines the practical elements necessary for each country to build this critical path forward.