State of the art and future applications of digital health in Chile


  • Rodrigo Barra Novoa Economist, MBA, DBA, PhD Candidate in Juridical and Economic Sciences at Camilo José Cela University, Spain


digital medicine, healthcare, medtech, public health, technology


This article explores how new digital health technologies can transform health care and disease management in Chile and other Latin American economies. Digital Medicine has the potential to democratize healthcare by allowing patients to become more involved in their wellbeing. This can provide instant guidance and information on a healthy lifestyle, which can be tailored to individuals. Constant health monitoring through digital technology can help solve easily diagnosable health problems or provide direct support to patients who are in control of their own health. These transformative technologies are paving the way for the next generation of healthcare. In the article you will discover the implications digital health has on various stakeholders, for example, how digital health benefits patients and healthcare professionals. It will also consider the opportunities and challenges surrounding the technology involved.


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Author Biography

Rodrigo Barra Novoa, Economist, MBA, DBA, PhD Candidate in Juridical and Economic Sciences at Camilo José Cela University, Spain

Investigador y Candidato a Doctorado en Ciencias Jurídicas y Económicas de la Universidad Camilo José Cela - España, Máster Oficial en Estrategias Territoriales y Ambientales a Nivel Local en la Universidad de Huelva - España, MBA & Diplomado Profesional en Estrategias de Entrada a Mercados Internacionales por la Escuela Metropolitana de Negocios y Gestión del Reino Unido Experto universitario en Emprendimiento e Innovación de la Universidad de Cádiz - España, Diplomado en Diseño de Políticas Públicas por la Universidad Austral de Argentina, Diplomado en Cooperativas por el Ministerio de Economía, Fomento y Turismo, Diplomado en Emprendimiento Social de la Universidad de Oxford, Inglaterra, Licenciado en Ciencias en Administración e Ingeniería Comercial de la Universidad Arturo Prat del Estado de Chile e Ingeniero en Turismo de DuocUC. 

Además, ha realizado una serie de cursos y pasantías en diversas instituciones académicas, entre ellas el Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey, la Universidad de Harvard, OECD Leed Center en Trento, Italia, Metropolitan School of Business and Management en el Reino Unido, Sussex Business School en Reino Unido, Universidad de Filantropía de Estados Unidos, Universidad de Chile, entre otras.

Professional performance with 15 years of experience in the field of business consulting, social innovation, cluster and associativity and international trade, related to the agricultural industry, agro-industry and rural tourism. Academic and research experience in technological and entrepreneurial projects with performance in universities and international organizations. Experience in research and development of new products for the agri-food sector.Experience in business innovation, design thinking, design research and business model design.

Adicionalmente, ha realizado diferentes asistencias técnicas, giras tecnológicas y estudios de mercado en Italia, España, Francia, China, Costa Rica, Perú, Bolivia, Estados Unidos, Panamá, Argentina y Ecuador para instituciones como el Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo ( BID), Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional, Unión Europea, Universidad de Chile, Innova Chile, CORFO, entre otros.

Actualmente se desempeña como Senior Advisor del Business Center Sercotec Arica, brindando asesoría comercial gratuita a más de 100 empresas más pequeñas de la Región de Arica y Parinacota con base en el modelo Small Business Development Center (SBDC) de Estados Unidos. Ganador de varios concursos de innovación social y emprendimiento en España, Italia, Estados Unidos y Chile.


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How to Cite

Novoa, R. B. (2021). State of the art and future applications of digital health in Chile. International Journal of Health & Medical Sciences, 4(3), 355-361.



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