Spain and the United States will launch a working group to share experiences and continue working together on health digitization and mental health. The agreement was reached by Dr Carolina Darias, the Spanish Health Minister and Dr Andrea Palm, the Deputy Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services, in the preparation to the II Summit of G20 Health Ministers, planned to take place in November 2022.
Both countries share the interest in the use of new information and communication technologies to strengthen health systems, with focus on data interoperability, data exchange and access to clinical data. The United States and Spain agree on the importance of developing support tools for the most vulnerable, as well as tools for telemedicine in the field of mental health.
In addition, at the bilateral meeting, the Spanish minister and the US representative shared insights on health challenges that both countries have face to deal with future health emergencies, Planta Doce reports (link in Spanish).