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Argentine Ministry of Health improves patient experience with national data network

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Overview

To improve patient experiences with universal healthcare, the Argentine Ministry of Health, which manages the health policies of the country, decided to build a national digital health network. The network would allow care centers to more securely access patient data through standardized integration between providers in a flexible yet stable IT infrastructure. The new infrastructure offers the scale and agility to support medical data sharing for millions of patients over 24 provinces.


Patients who have to travel for treatment for chronic conditions are now going to be seen by doctors who have access to their complete health information. Providers…will be able to collaborate to ensure the highest quality of care for patients.

Alejandro Lopez Osornio
National Director of Health Information Systems, Argentine Ministry of Health
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Industry

Healthcare


Region

LATAM


Headquarters

Buenos Aires, Argentina


Size

4,500 employees


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Simplify healthcare with national, digital data access

While public healthcare is free and accessible to all citizens and residents under Argentina’s universal healthcare strategy, income gaps and distances to treatment centers make ensuring equal access to care challenging. In addition to improving equal access to care, the Ministry of Health needed to address system complexity, data access issues, and performance challenges with existing health systems because their databases were built on slow legacy solutions that could not be upgraded to scale and integrate.

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Build a reliable, scalable IT foundation

Red Hat provided enterprise open source technology that provided the right capabilities and performance while running on ARSAT (Empresa Argentina de Soluciones Satelitales Sociedad Anónima), the Argentine government’s main datacenter. The core of the solution is Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform with Red Hat Fuse and Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform. Since initial implementation, more than 2 million patients from 17 of the country’s 24 provinces have been registered in the national digital health network.

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Connect care providers for holistic healthcare

The new digital health network has united data sources to improve the patient experience. Doctors can now access a patient’s complete health information so they can collaborate for the highest quality of care for patients. The health network also helps ensure patients’ medical information travels safely, in a way that is encrypted, safe, and controlled. Lastly, the solution increases scalability, gaining 1,200% increase in transaction volume with responsive, scalable systems.

Patients who have to travel for treatment for chronic conditions are now going to be seen by doctors who have access to their complete health information. Providers in different cities will be able to collaborate to ensure the highest quality of care for patients.

Alejandro Lopez Osornio
National Director of Health Information Systems, Argentine Ministry of Health

Gained 1,200% increase in transaction volume with responsive, scalable systems



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