|Dominican Republic establishes National eHealth Strategic Committee|
With the establishment of the National eHealth Strategic Committee, the Dominican Republic is making progress in implementing the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) Strategy and Plan of Action on eHealth for the Americas. The purpose of this committee is to set national priorities for the cost-effective and secure use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in the health arena.
This intersectoral committee, grounded in a broad participatory process, is headed by Minister of Health Dr. Lorenzo Wilfredo Hidalgo. Its members include key organizations such as the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO); the National Institute of Technology (INTEC) in Santo Domingo; the Ministry of Economy, Planning, and Development; the Office of the President; the Bureau of Occupational Health and Safety (SISALRIL); the Dominican Telecommunications Institute (INDOTEL); the National Health Insurance Authority (SENASA); the Office of Information and Communication Technology (OPTIC); and the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo (UASD). Two ICT and health specialists also participate—Drs. Fernando Rojas and Eddy Pérez Then, Director of the Knowledge Management Department at CEDIMAT.
PAHO/WHO is grateful for the support and commitment of the
Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo (AECID).
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