A Health Infostructure for the Americas


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A Health Infostructure for the Americas

The Health Task Force Informatics 2000 Initiative Interamerican Development Bank Panamerican Health Organization

New Challenges in the Health Sector

How to meet these challenges at the same time ?

The Need to Change Strenghtening the Health Infostructure

What makes the difference ?

Once upon a time...

Then the global digital networks arrived...

Internet Growth

Global Networks Density

Internet Connectivity: Latin America and Caribbean

Concrete Applications

Computerized Patient Record

Smart Cards


Benefits of Telehealth

Personal Telemedicine

Distance Education

The Virtual Health Sciences University

Internet Resources

What is Needed

International Cooperation

HII Requirements

HII Requirements (2)



Author: Renato M.E. Sabbatini 

E-mail: sabbatin@nib.unicamp.br 

Home page: http://nib.unicamp.br 

Talk at the Roundtable on Health, II Summit of Americas, Chile, Santiago, 17 April 1998. 

Copyright (c) 1998 Renato M.E. Sabbatini
Center for Biomedical Informatics
State University of Campinas