Arnaldo Medina is a doctor specializing in Public Health who holds the position of executive director at the El Cruce-Néstor Kirchner Hospital, which is part of a network of eight public hospitals in Florencio Varela that attends two million people every day.
Previously, he was the Director of Health Programs at the Office of the Undersecretary for Health Planning in the Ministry of Health of the Province of Buenos Aires. He has also been the executive director of the `Mi Pueblo Serious Case Hospital´ and the President of the Argentine Association of Health Economics.
As part of the debate “Perspectives on the Development and Incorporation of Healthcare Technologies” organized by the ISalud University, he spoke exclusively to E-Health Reporter Latin America to explain his stance on ICTs, the market in the country and the advances in complexity at the hospital he runs.
Estela Izquierdo is the head and technical director of the Pharmacy Service at the Sanatorio Güemes in Buenos Aires. She is also the vice-president of the Argentine Health Auditing and Management Association (SADAM). She recently presided over the Conference: “Advances and Technical Solutions in the Implementation of the National Medication Traceability System”.
In an exclusive interview for E-Health Reporter Latin America, she talks about patient safety, the advances in the implementation of the NTS and the current proposals for optimizing the system.
At the event “Medications: Traceability and Patient Safety,” you said that Law of Traceability of Medications is an opportunity to improve patient safety. Do you think that the current regulations are insufficient in this area?
Pedro Kremer, Director of Monitoring and Supervision at the National Ministry of Health, reflects on the challenges for Argentina with regard to eHealth, in an exclusive conversation with E-Health Reporter Latin America.
What is your opinion of the eHealth advances the country has made?
In general terms, the situation has improved markedly. We have information and communication technologies that not only did not exist in the state before but that are also becoming a model for other public and private institutions.
Paul Bonnet has a degree in Business Management and Administration and is currently the Director General of Vademecum International, a leading pharmacological information company.
In an exclusive conversation with E-Health Reporter Latin America, he identifies the progress that should be made in providing support for clinical decision making, presents the philosophy behind the multinational’s projects and emphasizes the role of IT services in improving healthcare.
The integration of pharmacological information is one of the main challenges in Latin America. What action are you taking to meet it?