“This pandemic has taught us that the time factor is fundamental so we must run and continue quickly in all the digitalization paths. We must make the best use of the funds of the NRP, we need a great coordination also at national level and a better balance and relationship with the Privacy Authority, because the element of privacy often represents a brake. These are the conditions for moving forward quickly in the process of digitization of the regional health system “. This was stated by Alessio D’Amato, Lazio Region Health Councilor, speaking at the conference “Accelerate Digital Health”, promoted and organized in Rome by Dedalus in partnership with The G20 Health & development partnership.
“As the Lazio Region – added D’Amato – we have always tried to run faster than the virus and we must do it also in this phase. The conditions are now there, most of the population has had access to the electronic health record, the overwhelming the majority of doctors share an operational application that allows you to communicate with the health systems and all of our emergency rooms are networked. The conditions are there, we just have to put our foot on the accelerator “.
And with regard to the dialogue between public and private that would allow the economic, social and environmental sustainability of the national health and social system, D’Amato has no doubts: “When the country system unites by putting together the best energies of the public and private sectors, I I think we can be among the engines of the train “. If today Italy “has the highest vaccination rate against Covid-19 in Europe and in the world, it shows that together we can do it. But we cannot delay the digitalization of health systems, the time is now”.