June 02, 2020

Analysis of the American and Brazilian Healthcare Systems: How an International Emergency has Boosted Digital Health

By Ana Cândida Sammarco, Caroline Aguiar and Victoria Henriques, Mattos Filho Advogados, São Paulo, Brazil

Introduction

On March 11, 2020 the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the new coronavirus a pandemic.1 At a national level, countries have initiated or strengthened their protective measures to contain the COVID-19 disease outbreak. The health systems of most countries were not prepared to deal with the results of a pandemic. People were also not ready for such an abrupt change of lifestyle, including determinations of social distancing and social isolation. 

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