With the socialization of public policies and experiences in telehealth and
medicine in the ICT sector, the ICT Ministry participated in the Third
International Telemedicine Conference where over 150 representatives of the
health sector met to discuss technology and health.
The event, organized by the Center for Telemedicine in Colombia, with the
participation of national and international experts in the field of telemedicine,
telehealth and e-health held various academic
sessions such as workshops, lectures, courses and specialized tradeshow to
showcase advances in telemedicine industry.
"With the development of telemedicine in Colombia we are saving lives,
professionals in Health have increasingly tools to practice, making that all
people receive timely medical care and quality, regardless of where they are,
all this thanks to the opportunities offered by today's technology "said
Johanna Pimiento, Manager of the Program e-Government, who participated in the
first day of the Conference.
ICT Ministry and telehealth.
Since Act 1419 of 2010, which establishes guidelines for the development of
telehealth in Colombia and its development; which aims to support the Social
Security System in Health on principles of efficiency, universality,
solidarity, integrity , unity and quality telehealth as public policy seeks to
improve through technology, health conditions of the Colombian population,
particularly the ones who are socially and economically vulnerable, finding
themselves in places difficult to access and out of reach from the health
institutions of medium and high complexity.
the implementation of the Plan “Vive Digital” from the ICT Ministry, which
seeks to promote the massive use of the Internet to make a leap to prosperity
for all, through the program “Compartel” and its National Fiber Optic,
connection will be provided to 780 IPS across the country and is currently in
the process of shaping the Telehealth Committee, which will promote the
conditions for telehealth develop effectively in the country.