- January 12, 2020
- Posted by: adtusalud-admin
- Category: News
The Dominican Health Tourism Association (ADTS) welcomed Arium Health’s initiative to hold the first Latin American Digital Health Congress in the Dominican Republic.
The expected event will take place on November 15 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Santo Domingo, under the organization of AF Strategic Communication and with the presence of 30 local and international experts who will discuss the regional perspective of the impact of digital health.
Dr. Alejandro Cambiaso, President of the ADTS, considered that the first Latin American Congress of Digital Health represents an important contribution to the innovation and modernization of the health sector and defined as strategic to strengthen the clinical and administrative processes centered on the patient.
The doctor said that the creation of a digital culture is required, since advances in diagnostic equipment and technology are constant, however hospital processes persist with resistance to change, being in most cases bureaucratic and slow and without identifying with the current needs and expectations of patients.
Digital transformation is a continuous and complex process that involves, in addition to health service providers, the education sector, regulator, insurer, pharmacist, manufacturing, clinical laboratories, population management companies, technology, among others.
Technology should favor cost-effectiveness and bring health service providers and the population closer together, says Dr. Cambiaso, facilitating transparency, effective communication and quality care, providing alternatives such as telemedicine, mobile applications, effective management of appointments and distance programs that promote personal care.
Currently there is a large amount of data that is lost in a disjointed manner between hospitals, insurance, public and private sector, due to lack of integration of information and lack of compatible and safe regulations and interfaces, a situation that makes it difficult for patients to be followed up.
We need to be able to implement, in addition to the digital clinical history and hospital management software, the new digital health models that allow us to make decisions in real time and know predictive trends.
Internationally, the use of big data, artificial intelligence, precision medicine, population management and exponential technology are gaining increasing strength and will undoubtedly shape medical practice and the doctor-patient relationship.
Dr. Cambiaso reiterated that this congress will allow us to make a diagnostic approximation of the digital health situation in the region and specifically in the Dominican Republic.
He concluded by reflecting that we must commit ourselves to innovate and work under a private public alliance in the modernization of the health sector, leveraging ourselves in the correct and safe use of information technologies and the successful experiences of other industries and countries.
For more information and to register for the first Latin American Digital Health Congress, visit the portal: congresosaluddigital.com