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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: Private investment to extend current telemedicine services and associated services using the current clinical and hospital infrastructure, or investment in the establishment and operation of new telemedicine services. 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) (National Government, 2019) (II) (Florencia Attademo-Hirt et al., 2019) (III) (Cambridge University Press, 2020) IV) (Undersecretary of State for Financial Administration et al., 2018) V) (Ministry of Public Health and Social Welfare, 2019)
IOA Sources
  • 2) (Ministry of Public Health and Social Welfare, 2019) 3) (IDB, nd) 4) (Executive Branch, 2015) 5) (Teladoc Health, nd) 6) (General Directorate of Statistics, Surveys and Censuses, 2020) 7) (ABC Color, 2019) 8) (Ministry of Public Health and Social Welfare, nd) 9) (Ministry of Public Health and Social Welfare , 2013) 10) (Ministry of Public Health and Social Welfare, nd) 11) (Ñanduti, 2020) 12) (REDIEX & Ministry of Industry and Commerce, 2019) 13) (Inter-American Development Bank - IDB, sf) 14) (National Government, 2014) 15) (Commercial Office of Chile in Paraguay, 2017) 16) (Cambridge University Press, 2020) 17) (, 2018) 18) (Interviews, 2021) 19) (World Health Organization, nd) 20) (ABC Color, 2019) 21) (Last Hour,2019) 22) (Dirección General de Estadística, Encuestas y Censos, 2016) 23) (Fiscalidad para la Equidad Social, 2018) 24) (Lourdes Pintos, 2017) 25) (Código Sanitario, 1980) 26) (Consejo Nacional de Salud, 1996) 27) (MINISTERIO DE SALUD PÚBLICA, 1936) 28) (Iván Palacios, 2020) 29) (Ministerio de Industria y Comercio, 2019) 30) (5 Días, 2018) 31) (ABC Color, 2019) 32) (Clara de Iturbe & Verónica Serafina, 2020) 33) (Leyes Paraguayas - Bacn, s.f.) 34) (Programa Nacional de Telesalud - Bacn, s.f.) 35) (Liduvina Marina Vega, 2015) 36) (La Nación, 2020) 37) (TEDIC, 2020) 38) (Fundación Carlos Slim, s.f.)