We’ve been compiling what we know about digital health in the region and decided to map it out!
The map is the result of our team’s initial research but is nowhere near complete. We’ll be periodically adding new programs as we learn about them.
So far, we have mapped out information in 35 countries and territories in the region. Not all have a known government digital health strategy, but many have programs and initiatives related to technology for improving the health system.
The map contains at least one point of information from 91.45 of countries and territories in the region. (32 so far!).
37% (13 out of 25) of countries on the map are from the Caribbean.
37% (13 out of 25) of countries on the map are from South America.
17% (6 out of 35) of countries on the map are from Central America.
8,5% (3 out of 35) are overseas territories belonging to the United Kingdom → Anguilla, Bermuda and the Cayman Islands.
The information outlines efforts by countries and territories to improve health processes and public health policies by incorporating technology.
Telemedicine is a major part of many points we uncovered, with many government and private initiatives that facilitate remote capacity building, appointments and consultations. Another theme we have found across the region is that more and more local groups are moving away from paper-based systems by digitizing administrative processes, medical records and other tracking systems.
Do you want to be added to the list? Contact Us and we’ll add you, or you’re welcome to fill out the short form at the bottom of the map (in English and in Spanish) about your Latin American or Caribbean digital health example. We plan to add as many examples as possible. We’d love to see more information from NGOs, local groups, the private sector, etc.