Guatemala City, by Yuliza Muñoz -AGN- The Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance -MSPAS- participated in the Second Workshop on Training Systems and Digital Health in Guatemala.
This event aims to identify the specific needs and requirements of the information system in the health context. The Minister of Health and Social Assistance, Francisco Coma, discussed the importance of implementing digital strategies in the health sector.
These actions complement the efforts promoted by the Government of Guatemala to improve the quality of health and contribute to the modernization strategies in public systems, providing quality service to the population.
The Pan American Health Organization held the workshop on December 11 and 12. The organization gathered national and international experts invited by the Ministry of Health and the Inter-American Development Bank.
The workshop is a collective effort to develop topics contributing to constructing the National Interoperability Framework. Additionally, it aims to contribute to developing the Digital Health Agenda in Guatemala.
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During the meeting, Minister Coma mentioned that this exchange of experiences and knowledge is essential for implementing digital health strategies.
He added that these actions improve the architecture of public health, enhancing the quality of health care and making it more precise and effective with data. Some proposed national digital health system strategies include initiatives such as telemedicine and digital mobile health in native languages. According to the ministry, both modalities have been included in six health areas.