The Ministry of Health unilaterally ends a contract for $ 19.7 million with a Mexican company. Controversy by mutual claim of outstanding debts.
Before leaving the Ministry of Public Health (MSP), in November 2015, the then Minister Carina Vance presented as a notable advance the implementation of a software tool to automate the care and administration of medical units.
The system, called SIsalud, would provide, among other benefits, a single electronic medical records of patients. Vance reported that, at that time, 116 establishments (109 health centers and 7 hospitals) the MSP already had running the software solution.
For the purchase, adaptation and implementation of SIsalud, the Ministry had signed, on 25 July 2013, a contract for $ 19’700.132 with the Mexican company Health Digital Systems (HDS).
The contractor should have implemented 16 modules of the software solution within four years. A total of 151 health units in 16 provinces should have the system in 2016, according to the commitment (I).