EHS-COVID (288) Webinar: Telemedicine during the COVID-19 Pandemic: lessons learned one year later (English and Spanish)

11 May, 2021

We have noted in our discussion on maintaining essential health services about the major changes supported by digital health. This promises to be an interesting webinar. Would anyone like to volunteer to take brief notes and share with HIFA afterwards?

Telemedicine during the COVID-19 Pandemic: lessons learned one year later (English and Spanish)

May 12, 2021 11:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Registration / Registro: Link https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_3qee6d2aSB2snY2_zqb1hQ

During the pandemic caused by COVID-19, many countries opted for telemedicine solutions to protect the population, health professionals, and to maintain the provision of services not related to COVID-19 to the population, one of the most relevant examples is related to chronic diseases. These countries have many lessons and experiences that are worth rescuing to be used by other countries in the region. The event will show the experiences of four countries in the region that were successful in expanding the use of telemedicine to share challenges, successes, and opportunities for improvement for other countries in the region.

OPENING REMARKS

Dr.Sebastian Garcia Saiso

Director Evidence and Intelligence for Action in Health

Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization

Ferdinando Regalía

Chief, Social Protection and health Division

Inter-American Development Bank

MODERATOR

Marcelo D'Agostino

Sr. Advisor, Information Systems and Digital Health

Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization

SPEAKERS

Ana Cristina Chaves Hidalgo, Costa Rica

Sandra Gallegos, Colombia

Rosario Berterretche, MD, Uruguay

María Celeste Savignano, Argentina

Luiz Ary Messina, Brasil

CLOSING REMARKS

Luis Tejerina

Sector Lead Specialist

Social Protection and Health Division

Inter-American Development Bank

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Neil Pakenham-Walsh, HIFA Coordinator, neil@hifa.org www.hifa.org