Publication date: May 21, 2021
Clinical Research Insider invited us to contribute an article on digital health in Latin America. Daniel Gutierrez took up the challenge.
Access to electronic health data has never been so crucial both for Latin American healthcare systems as well as for its economies, as evidenced right now during the time of COVID-19. We outline the issues and challenges encouraging digitalization and the benefits it can bring, in particular, for accelerating recruitment for clinical trials, and tracking epidemiology of diseases within and across regions and populations.