Information and communication technologies in the health sector: opportunities and challenges for the reduction of inequalities in Latin America and the Caribbean
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This document starts by identifying and describing the several benefits expected as a result of incorporating ICTs in health and goes on to summarize present and future challenges for health policies, especially inasmuch as the most vulnerable populations are concerned. Thirdly, the document showcases global progress made in several applications, strategies implemented and difficulties faced in some developed and LAC countries. The document finishes with generic proposals for the formulation of policies and strategies to be considered and adapted by countries throughout the region.
SerieSerie Políticas Sociales No. 165
ECLAC SubtopicsHEALTH ; DEMOGRAPHY ; INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES (ICTS) ; INEQUALITY
United Nations SubtopicsINFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ; COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY ; HEALTH ; HEALTH SERVICES ; HEALTH POLICY ; EQUITY ; HEALTH STATISTICS
Country / RegionLATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN
Project(s)Proyecto @LIS2, Alianza para la Sociedad de la Información 2. Diálogo Político Inclusivo e Intercambio de Experiencias