Digital transformation as a strategy to strengthen essential public health functions in the Americas

Farias et al.

This article systematizes the main actions taken to address the essential public health functions (EPHF) in the context of the digital transformation of health systems. A narrative review was conducted, in which the conceptual framework of the renewed EPHF was linked to the eight guiding principles of the digital transformation of the health sector. In the selected publications, the main actions in digital transformation included electronic health records, telemedicine, digital health legislation, digital literacy, patient portals, open-source technologies, and data governance. These actions make it possible to increase the quality and efficiency of health systems, promote accessibility, and improve health outcomes.

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