A Latin American Digital Health Congress in the DR

At the opening of the congress were the Minister of the Presidency, Joel Santos, Fedor Vidal, from Arium Digital Health, and Amelia Reyes, president of AF Comunicación.

Opening of the congress

The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology (Mescyt), Franklin García Fermín, participated in the opening ceremony. Also, Deputy Ministers Eladio Pérez of Collective Health and José David Montilla of Digital Agenda.

Reyes Mora pointed out that the pandemic put a foot on the accelerator for digital transformation in all spheres, and in particular, in the healthcare sector. At the same time, he thanked the 50 companies and institutions that supported the celebration of the congress.

While Vidal, international expert in technology and digital transformation in the healthcare sector gave the welcoming remarks. “Today we open our second edition, “The Road to Comprehensive Digital Transformation”. It is a title that reflects where we are. Equally, it will mark the roadmap of how to drive the digitization of the sector in the coming years.”

Vidal also highlighted the achievements reached by Arium Digital Health in the past three years. “We feel very satisfied with the road we have traveled in this short time as a leading company in health digitalization. To date, we have carried out millions of electronic health transactions and almost half a million electronic records. All of this has been achieved with first-rate local talent, available for export to the world”.

Projection for 2023

Regarding the projection for next year, according to Vidal, the intention is to double the millions of patients on its digital platforms, and it is expected that they will be working on proof of concepts for blockchain, artificial intelligence and predictive population health analysis projects.

On the other hand, Reyes Mora who is also vice president of the Dominican Association of Health Tourism (ADTS), noted that the public relations firm, AF Comunicación Estratégica, collaborates to make a better world. “That is the greatest motivation to actively participate in initiatives that seek to promote digital transformation in the healthcare sector, as is this congress,” she said.

Presentation of results

Fedor Vidal and Magdalena Rathe, president and founder of Fundación Plenitud and technical advisor of the Social Security Observatory (OSES), will present the results of the First Digital Health Study of the Dominican Republic as part of the congress. It is an initiative and contribution of Arium Salud Digital, carried out by the Social Security Observatory of the Dominican Republic (OSES) and the Technological Institute of Santo Domingo (INTEC).

The congress will present three keynote lectures and seven expert panels, made up of representatives of different entities of the Health and Technology sector.

International experts from Argentina, Costa Rica, Colombia, Guatemala, the United States, Mexico and Puerto Rico will join the local executives.

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