eHealth in Latin America and the Caribbean: Development and Policy Issues

Type of Document 1
Title of Journal Journal of Medical Internet Research.
URL http://www.jmir.org/2003/1/e4/
Author Roberto J Rodrigues1; Ahmad Risk2
Abstract This paper reviews trends and issues in health and in the information and communication technologies (ICT) market as they relate to the deployment of eHealth solutions in Latin America and the Caribbean. Heretofore designed for industrialized countries and large organizations, eHealth solutions are being proposed as an answer to a variety of health-system management problems and health care demands faced by all health organizations including those in developing societies. Particularly, eHealth is seen as especially useful in the operational support of the new health care models being implemented in many countries. The authors examine those developments vis-à-vis the characteristics of the Latin American and the Caribbean health-sector organizational preparedness and technological infrastructure, and propose policy and organizational actions to foster the development of eHealth solutions in the region. (J Med Internet
Keywords e-health
Publisher Journal of Medical Internet Research.
Language en
Date 28-03-2003
Subject MDG/s
Country/Countries Regional
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