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Tech Roundup, Jan. 31, 2020 | Brazil’s bet to expand healthcare

Should the government own health data on the entire population? The booming digital payments market. Brazil's complex industry loses steam. And more

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You’re reading The Brazilian Report‘s weekly tech roundup, a digest of the most important news in technology and innovation in Brazil. This week’s topics: Should the government own healthcare data on the entire population? The booming digital payments market. Brazil’s complex industry loses steam. And more.

Tech is Brazil’s bet to expand healthcare. But is it too Orwellian?

On January 30, the Brazilian government launched its Healthcare 4.0 initiative, seeking to integrate healthcare data from Brazilians in order to expand coverage. The idea is to use connected devices—such as smartwatches or cell phone apps—to reach municipalities that currently don’t have...

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