El Salvador advances in digitization of its public health system

The public health system of El Salvador advances in modernization and digitization of health services, DPL News reports (link in Spanish). Most medical notes are now made on mobile devices. The country’s Ministry of Health has provided tablets to health promoters, who facilitate timely decision making and and maintain epidemiological surveillance of most vulnerable or high risk population groups.

– We deliver tablets to our health promoters in the western area (of the country), with intention to train employees through digitization of processes in registrations, consolidation and data analysis, indicates a report by the Ministry of Health. With the digitization of 90% of hospitals and 70% of health units, doctors can keep better control of patients, by quickly accessing clinical history. Also, the Government of El Salvador focuses on upgrades to public hospitals, replacing the old infrastructure.

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