Telemedicine to Increase Healthcare Access: The Impact of COVID19

By Mónica López | Tue, 02/16/2021 - 18:34

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Telemedicine was born as an alternative to face-to-face consultations. When the pandemic hit, this model caught on and there is no doubt it is here to stay, agreed experts on Day 2 of Mexico Health Summit. To reach full penetration, however, an effort between all the different actors in the healthcare ecosystem is needed, said Ricardo Moguel, Country Manager for Mexico, Colombia and Argentina of Doctoralia. Challenges will remain, pointed out Juan Manuel Cáceres, CEO of Aidicare. Among the biggest obstacles that doctors at major hospitals in Mexico face are a lack of tools to make a correct diagnosis, doubts about the billing process and a lack of training, said Cáceres. To overcome these obstacles, panelists said regulation is necessary, noted Christian López-Silva, Partner and Head of Healthcare & Lifesciences at Baker McKenzie.

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