Coffee with Latin America: Telehealth, building a healthier world through technology
Despite the known benefits, telehealth implementation is still a challenge, especially in low- and middle-income countries, where the burden of non-communicable diseases is growing.
Digital health technologies are an integral enabler of sustainable health systems and universal health coverage. Part of this is Telehealth, using information and communication technology to provide healthcare at a distance. Telehealth is now recognised as a cost-effective way to deliver treatment to patients, reduce travel time and improvement of healthcare access.
In this ‘Coffee with Latin America’ webinar, four experts will approach the topic of telehealth implementation from different perspectives so that we can discuss their similarities and differences, and draw even greater insight into the benefits and challenges among different regions and disciplines.
‘Coffee with Latin America’ is a fast, informal event designed to contribute to continual learning, ideas, and knowledge exchange. The conversation series, along with ‘Tea with Africa’, facilitates global collaboration and learning, providing an opportunity for outreach and connection with the global health community.
Host: Jaime Miranda, Visiting Professorial Fellow, The George Institute for Global Health
Jaime Miranda is Visiting Professorial Fellow, The George Institute for Global Health; and Research Professor, Department of Medicine and Director, CRONICAS Centre of Excellence in Chronic Diseases, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Peru.
Dr Carlos Mesa, Research Assistant, University of Sydney
Dr Carlos Mesa is a physiotherapist from Colombia. He has a masters in physiotherapy from Brazil and obtained his PhD from The University of Sydney this year. Carlos has experience in the organization and management of randomized clinical trials for musculoskeletal conditions. He currently works as a Research Assistant at The University of Sydney, at Faculty of Medicine and Health doing research in telerehabilitation in musculoskeletal diseases.
David Villareal-Zegarra, Psychologist, National University of San Marcos, Peru
David Villareal-Zegarra is a psychologist from the National University of San Marcos, Peru, has a masters in public health from the Peruvian University Cayetano Heredia and currently works as a Research Assistant in the Centre of Excellence in Chronic Diseases of the Peruvian University Cayetano Heredia and as a Research Associate at Instituto Peruano de Orientación Psicológica. His research interests are in mental health, digital health, and epidemiology.
Antonio Michell, Clinical Research Associate, The George Institute for Global Health
Antonio Michell is a physiotherapist from Chile and a Clinical Research Associate at The George Institute for Global Health. He has an interest in telehealth implementation and innovative rehabilitation strategies for chronic-non communicable diseases. He is one of the authors of the Chilean telerehabilitation guidelines and he was a panellist at the first Telehealth World Conference this year.
Andrea Beratarrechea, Sr Researcher, Department of Chronic Disease, Institute of Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy (IECS)
Andrea Beratarrechea is senior researcher of the Department of Chronic Disease, Institute of Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy (IECS) and Bernard Lown Scholar at Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health. Her research includes the development, implementation and evaluation of Digital Health interventions to prevent and control NCDs and CVD in low resource settings in Argentina and Latin America.