In the Plurinational State of Bolivia, the Family Folder is a mechanism developed to record the health status of Bolivian families and communities. Like any data collection mechanism, the Family Folder suffers from limitations in its traditional form. Therefore, the project to transform the CF into a digital instrument is so timely that it was one of the winning proposals of the call for proposals for the implementation of IS4H projects promoted by the Pan American Health Organization.
The Family Folder was established as the essential instrument for the application of the SAFCI (Family Intercultural Community Health) model of care.
The project intends to execute the information registry of the Family Folder in real time and obtain a monthly national consolidation, thus facilitating the analysis of the health system and the elaboration of projects of the Social Programs of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, through the interoperability of information systems.
At the end of the project, the Ministry of Health expects to have completed the development of the reports and video tutorials module of the Digital family folder, and its implementation at the national level.
The Digital Family Folder is a project of the National Health Information System - Epidemiological Surveillance (SNIS-VE), and is part of Law 14100 of the national statistical information system, which proposes to plan, integrate, regulate, coordinate and rationalize statistical activities according to the socioeconomic development plan of the country. In addition, Law 164 (general law on telecommunications, information and communication technologies) allows the incorporation of technologies to ensure good living, guaranteeing the individual and collective human right to communication and information.
The Family Folder was established as the essential instrument for the application of the SAFCI (Family Intercultural Community Health) model of care, with the purpose of establishing the determinants of the health of families and communities, monitoring their health status and guaranteeing the exercise of their rights to health.