Health services in telemedicine


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Health services in telemedicine
SectorMost major industry classification systems use sources of revenue as their basis for classifying companies into specific sectors, subsectors and industries. In order to group like companies based on their sustainability-related risks and opportunities, SASB created the Sustainable Industry Classification System® (SICS®) and the classification of sectors, subsectors and industries in the SDG Investor Platform is based on SICS.
Health Care
Health Care Retail
Business Model Description

Invest in the extension and implementation of telemedicine services such as online and / or telephone consultations, self-diagnosis, follow-ups, as well as services and technological solutions that allow the storage and access of medical information of patients with medical personnel through: mixed financing including private investment, subsidies from foundations and the co-payment system of the users Remote solutions can include diagnosis, control and prevention directed at diseases with a high incidence rate in Paraguay such as cancers, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases, among others.

Expected Impact

Increase access to health services and reduce inequality in rural and female population

Indicative ReturnDescribes the rate of growth an investment is expected to generate within the IOA. The indicative return is identified for the IOA by establishing its Internal Rate of Return (IRR), Return of Investment (ROI) or Gross Profit Margin (GPM).
> 25% (in IRR)
Investment TimeframeDescribes the time period in which the IOA will pay-back the invested resources. The estimate is based on asset expected lifetime as the IOA will start generating accumulated positive cash-flows.
Medium Term (5–10 years)
Market SizeDescribes the value of potential addressable market of the IOA. The market size is identified for the IOA by establishing the value in USD, identifying the Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) or providing a numeric unit critical to the IOA.
In 2019, 3,004,602 people were excluded from health insurance and health services
Direct ImpactDescribes the primary SDG(s) the IOA addresses.
No Poverty (SDG 1) Good health and well-being (SDG 3)
Indirect ImpactDescribes the secondary SDG(s) the IOA addresses.
Gender Equality (SDG 5) Decent Work and Economic Growth (SDG 8) Reduced Inequalities (SDG 10)
Sector Sources
  • (I) Florencia Attademo-Hirt et al. 2019. Estrategia del grupo BID con el país 2019-2023. (II) Ministerio de Salud Pública y Bienestar Social. 2019. Plan Estratégico Institucional. (III) Rural Health Information Hub. 2021. Barriers to Improving Rural Maternal Health. (IV) Ministerio de Salud Pública y Bienestar Social. 2014. Salud Pública apunta a desarrollo de servicios, pero espera recursos.
IOA Sources
  • (1) La Dirección General de Estadística, Encuestas y Censos. 2019. CONDICIONES DE VIDA. (2) Mediget. s.f. About. (3) Liduvina Marina Vega. 2015. Telemedicina en Paraguay: estudio de factibilidad económica para su implementación en el Departamento de Cordillera. (4) Entrevistas. 2021. (5) Cambridge University Press. 2021. Launch of Sustainable Development Report for Paraguay 2021. (6) Ministerio de Salud Pública y Bienestar Social. 2013. Al año, unos 6.000 paraguayos mueren por enfermedades cardiovasculares. (7) The Borgen Project. 2020. The regional disparities of healthcare in Paraguay. (8) Iván Palacios, 2020. Ventajas y desventajas de las consultas por telemedicina. (9) Gobierno del Paraguay. 2014. Plan Nacional de Desarrollo Paraguay 2030. (10) Ministerio de Salud Pública y Bienestar Social. 2019. Plan Estratégico Institucional. (11) Ministerio de Salud Pública y Bienestar Social. 2020. Gran avance en Salud Pública: Se crea “Programa Nacional de Telesalud”.,calidad%20y%20los%20principios%20b%C3%A1sicos (12) Congreso de la nación paraguaya. 1980. Ley No. 836. (13) Congreso de la nación paraguaya. 1936. Ley No. 2001. (14) Congreso de la nación paraguaya. 1996. Ley No. 1032. (15) Congreso de la Nación Paraguaya. 1991. LEY Nº: 60/90. (16) Congreso de la Nación Paraguaya. 2015. LEY Nº 5542.