Digital Health-Techs Address Mexico's Healthcare Challenges
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Digital Health-Techs Address Mexico's Healthcare Challenges

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Sofía Garduño By Sofía Garduño | Journalist & Industry Analyst - Thu, 05/04/2023 - 09:13

Mexico's Chamber of Deputies has passed a reform to curb the spread of chemical precursors used in synthetic drugs. Meanwhile, healthcare companies gathered to discuss creating a connected ecosystem that would expand the capacity and accessibility of private healthcare services. 

Also, medical devices, particularly digital health technologies, are becoming increasingly important in addressing Mexico's healthcare challenges.

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Fight Against Fentanyl, Methamphetamine Intensifies Via Reforms

Mexico's Chamber of Deputies has approved a new reform to prevent the spread and use of chemical precursors, chemical products and machines used in the production of synthetic drugs such as fentanyl and methamphetamine. The reform will now go to the Senate for its final discussion and vote. The initiative also permits Mexico's Navy to enforce the law, with support from other ministries and agencies. The reform has been welcomed by the Deputy Health Minister as a way to better address the drug crisis, but opposition parties have criticized it for being approved hastily and granting excessive powers to the Navy. Learn more about it here

A Proposal for the Evolution of the Healthcare Ecosystem

Representatives from healthcare companies in Mexico gathered to discuss the creation of a connected healthcare ecosystem that would expand the capacity and accessibility of private healthcare services. The event, 'A proposal for the evolution of the healthcare ecosystem', organized by América Móvil, aimed at connecting hospitals, clinics, laboratories, pharmacies, insurers and distributors. Learn more about this event on MBN

‘Humane’ AI to Defeat Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is responsible for almost 700,000 deaths every year. To address this issue, Mamotest provides women with the medical, technical and logistical assistance needed to navigate the often complex and impersonal healthcare system, while also offering crucial psychological and emotional support at every step. In addition to supporting patients, Mamotest also connects doctors, medical centers, scientific researchers, drug developers and policymakers with insightful information to enhance their performance and improve breast cancer treatment outcomes. Learn more about this solution here

AI in Diabetes Management: Benefits and Challenges

The prevalence of diabetes is a major issue in healthcare and the use of AI has the potential to revolutionize diabetes screening, prevention and management. AI-powered continuous glucose monitors can provide real-time data analysis, allowing for personalized treatment plans and early detection and prevention of the disease. Also, enhanced decision support for healthcare professionals can improve patient outcomes. However, there are also concerns about data privacy, bias in AI algorithms and the economic implications of implementing these technologies. Read the complete article of María Jesús Salido, CEO, SocialDiabetes here

As Health Challenges Rise, Medical Devices Play a Prominent Role

Medical devices are becoming increasingly important in addressing the healthcare challenges that Mexico is facing. The country is dealing with a growing and aging population, rising healthcare costs and a shortage of healthcare professionals. Medical devices can help to address these challenges by improving patient outcomes, reducing healthcare costs and increasing efficiency. In particular, digital health technologies such as wearables, telemedicine and AI are expected to play a prominent role in the future of Mexican healthcare. Learn more about it here

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