Telemedicina en Latinoamerica: Caso Argentina, Bolivia y Colombia

Translated title of the contribution: Telemedicine in latin america: The case of Argentina, Bolivia and Colombia

Mónica de Arteche, Sandra Vanessa Welsh, Marina Santucci, Eduardo Carrillo

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Objectives are: describe the status of telemedicine and its Latin American development: Argentina, Bolivia and Colombia; identify the stages, adoption barriers such as cultural, organizational and technological changes. The research was qualitative, descriptive with cross-sectional case studies: Argentina: Austral and Italian Hospitals, Bolivia: Obrero and Odontológico UDABOL Hospitals; Colombia four health institutions. Interviews and observations were applied in Argentina and Bolivia; questionnaire: In Colombia; interviews with experts. The digital transformation in health requires a clear business model and strategy, maturity in management practices, development of a digitaculture and knowledge management seeking interoperability and organizational agility. Argentina and Colombia incorporated telemedicine, requiring increasing the productivity of available resources; in Bolivia the situation is less satisfactory.

Translated title of the contributionTelemedicine in latin america: The case of Argentina, Bolivia and Colombia
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)955-975
Number of pages21
JournalRevista Venezolana de Gerencia
Issue number91
StatePublished - 2020


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