Health September 15, 2022 | 9:00 am

2nd Latin American Digital Health Congress held in the Dominican Republic

Santo Domingo, September 6, 2022 – With an opening ceremony led by the Minister of the Presidency, Joel Santos, and the organizers of the congress, Fedor Vidal, CEO of Arium Digital Health, and Amelia Reyes Mora, president of AF Comunicación Estratégica, the opening of the 2nd Latin American Congress on Digital Health took place.
The opening ceremony was also attended by the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology (Mescyt), Franklin García Fermín, and Vice Minister José David Montilla of Digital Agenda.

The activity began with welcoming words by Reyes Mora. He pointed out that the last pandemic put a foot on the accelerator for digital transformation in all spheres, particularly in the health sector. At the same time, he thanked the 50 companies and institutions that supported the holding of the congress.

Afterward, Fedor Vidal, an international expert in technology and digital transformation in the healthcare sector, thanked all those present for being protagonists in the digitization of the healthcare sector. “Today, we are opening our second edition, The Road to Comprehensive Digital Transformation, a title that clearly reflects where we are and will mark the roadmap of how to drive the digitization of the sector in the coming years in the country.”

During the event, Vidal also highlighted the achievements reached by Arium Digital Health in the past three years. “We feel delighted with the road we have traveled as a leading company in healthcare digitalization in this relatively short time. To date, we have carried out millions of electronic health transactions and almost half a million electronic records, all achieved with first-level local talent, available to be exported to the world.”

He also informed that the company Arium Salud Digital has the projection for 2023 of doubling the millions of patients in its digital platforms and foresees that they will be working on proof of concepts for blockchain projects, artificial intelligence, and predictive analysis of population health.

On the opening night, the also vice president of the Dominican Association of Health Tourism (ADTS) pointed out that the public relations firm, AF Comunicación Estratégica, collaborates to make a better world, and that is the greatest motivation to actively participate in initiatives that seek to promote digital transformation in the healthcare sector, as is this congress.

As part of the congress, Fedor Vidal and Magdalena Rathe, president and founder of Fundación Plenitud and technical advisor of the Social Security Observatory (OSES), will present the results of the First Digital Health Study of the Dominican Republic, an initiative and contribution of Arium Salud Digital, carried out by OSES and  INTEC (Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo).

The congress will present three keynote lectures and seven expert panels made up of representatives from different entities in the Health and Technology sector. International experts from Argentina, Costa Rica, Colombia, Guatemala, the United States, Mexico, and Puerto Rico will join the local executives.

In addition to government representatives, the opening ceremony was attended by players from the health and technology sectors and personalities from the business and social spheres.

Significant support

Several institutions from the public and private sectors made the celebration of this event possible, among them Seguros Reservas, Amadita Laboratorio Clínico, Macrotech, Referencia Laboratorio Clínico, Massachusetts General Hospital, Global Médica Dominicana, SkyMed, Laboratorio Patria Rivas, Centro Médico de Diabetes, Obesidad y Especialidades (CEMDOE) and Hospital Metropolitano de Santiago (HOMS).

The media partners for this edition were Listín Diario, Resumen de Salud, the magazines Medihealth, Technology, Contacto, La Consulta Médica, Factor de Éxito magazine, La 91 FM, Rumba 98.5, Vida y Éxito magazine, Dominican Today, Crónicas de Salud and the television program El Poder de la Salud.

Due to the prestige achieved in its first edition, this event will also be endorsed by the Ministry of Public Health, as well as the Dominican Association of Health Tourism, Agenda Digital 2030, American Chamber of Commerce of the Dominican Republic (AMCHAMDR), Cámara TIC, Fundación Plenitud, Instituto Dominicano para la Calidad (INDOCAL), Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo (INTEC) and Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM).

About Arium Digital Health
It is a company that belongs to the INTEGRA health ecosystem, which provides services and digital tools with the objective of transforming the management of the existing processes in the health sector through interconnected systems, as well as facilitating the interaction between the different actors of the market and providing technological solutions for its effectiveness.

About AF Comunicación Estratégica
The firm specializes in Strategic Communication, Public Relations, and Event Organization consulting. Expert in Health and Technology Communication.

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