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Healthcare Panama

Panama Telemedicine

Panama has seen the growth of the telemedicine market in recent years. 

With the use of telecommunications tools like videoconferencing and smartphone apps, healthcare services, including consultations, diagnosis, and treatment, can be provided remotely through telemedicine, sometimes referred to as telehealth. The telemedicine market in Panama has grown as a result of several factors, including:

  • Healthcare Accessibility: Telemedicine plays a vital role in addressing healthcare accessibility challenges, particularly in Panama’s rural and isolated areas where residents may have restricted access to medical facilities. It makes it possible for patients to consult with medical professionals without going far.
  • Urban areas: Although there are state-of-the-art medical facilities in Panama City and other urban areas, telemedicine can still be useful by offering a quick and easy means to speak with specialists or general practitioners.
  • Growing Connectivity: With the increasing availability of smartphones and high-speed internet connections in recent years, the expansion of internet and mobile connectivity in Panama has made it possible for more people to get telemedicine services.
  • COVID-19 Pandemic: Many nations, including Panama, have seen an increase in the use of telemedicine as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks to its ability to facilitate distant consultations and lower the danger of virus transmission, it has become a vital instrument for the delivery of healthcare.
  • Support from the Government: The Panamanian government has taken action to encourage the expansion of telemedicine after seeing the potential advantages of this field. Regulations have been updated, and policies have been created to guarantee the efficient and secure delivery of telehealth services.
  • Telehealth firms and Platforms: Several telehealth firms and platforms have surfaced in Panama, providing telemedicine services to healthcare providers as well as patients. These platforms frequently facilitate patient-licensed healthcare provider connections.
  • Specialist Consultations: When seeking second opinions and specialist consultations without having the need to go far, telemedicine can be extremely helpful.
  • Language Accessibility: Patients who feel more at ease speaking in their native language can be seen via telemedicine, as Panama’s multicultural community includes individuals who speak a variety of languages.

The telemedicine industry in Panama is expanding, but it’s crucial to remember that elements like public awareness, technological infrastructure, and legal changes can all affect how widely used and successful telemedicine becomes. It is anticipated that telemedicine services will keep developing and growing in Panama, improving the country’s citizens’ access to convenient healthcare.

If you are interested in the health sector in Panama, contact your U.S. Commercial Service office or Diana Lozano, Commercial Specialist in Panama by email at