The COVID 19 pandemic has brought tremendous disruption to healthcare in the Latin America region, particularly to the already overburdened and underfunded public healthcare systems. Many of these systems were unprepared and still struggling with long running challenges including inequity in health and access to services, lack of capacity and data, and fragmented decision-making and response to crises. But as a profound disruptive force, the pandemic has also served as a catalyst for bold transformation of Latin America health systems.
Health economics and outcomes research (HEOR) is poised to play a critical role in helping systems achieve greater efficiency and sustainability, establish stronger linkages between evidence and policymaking, and enhance health equity and access. In this summit, participants will gain a better understanding on how HEOR will be used to improve healthcare decision-making for the Latin America region and will cover topics such as:
- Through and beyond COVID-19 in Latin America - how HEOR informs health policy to tackle key challenges such as prioritization of health resources and adequate integration of new health technologies
- Reversing mortality trends due to noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) in Latin America to meet the Sustainable Development Goals
- Universal Health Coverage and regional collaboration – how the region can work together to strengthen equity of access to health
- Health Technology Assessment for a new paradigm
- Real-World Data in Latin America – opportunities, challenges, and the pathway forward
- Value-based healthcare approaches to support patient access to novel technologies
- Integration and Innovation: Positioning for the Future – how health systems in Latin America will be re-positioned through collaboration and partnership, integration, and technological transformation.