LAC Digital Health Network

Towards collaboration, dialogue, and the exchange of knowledge and experiences among the governments of Latin America and the Caribbean to advance the digital transformation in regional health

What is RACSEL?

The Latin American and Caribbean digital health network, hereinafter referred to as RACSEL, is an initiative of the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) supported by the Inter-American Development Bank. It is established as a systematic horizontal technical cooperation mechanism through which exchanges are promoted, multiplied, strengthened, and energized, aimed at developing, disseminating, and implementing best practices in digital health to support institutional development processes and their progress in the region.




To promote collaborative work and cooperation in the field of digital health, so that the good practices and results achieved in one country can be leveraged by others, resulting in increased efficiency and effectiveness. This, in turn, leads to an improvement in the quality of healthcare services and overall social growth and well-being.




To be one of the main global networks of cooperation in electronic and digital health, and a reference in the dissemination, promotion, and adoption of standards, through dialogue, coordination, and the exchange of knowledge and experience


A summary of the topics addressed in the webinar on June 21, 2023.


The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), along with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB),the American Network for Cooperation on Electronic Health (RACSEL) and the National Center for Health Information Systems (CENS), held the Seminar "My Health Data one click away, are we ready in LAC?”, within the framework of the Convergence of Cross-Border Interoperability Initiatives for Latin America and the Caribbean LACPASS along with the OPS-DDCC.


The objective of this activity was to assess the advances implemented in the region for digital vaccine certificates and provide an update of the progress and future challenges in this area. Experts and representatives from de participating countries presented the progress and lessons learned as part of the regional convergence work on digital health initiatives.


The webinar was attended with interest by members of the digital health teams, immunization programs, public health programs, as well as other partners and relevant stakeholders associated with the use of digital health tools in public health.


Within the next steps to follow, he announced the progress made towards the Second version of LACPASS Connectathon, which will focus on three use cases: 1. International Patient Summary under IPS and MHD profile; 2. Global framework of trust for vaccination certificates according to the WHO-DDCC profile and finally 3. Digital identification and authentication and cryptographic issuance of vaccination certificates based on BLOCKCHAIN.

More information about the webinar at the following link: