On September 6, 2021, the agreement issuing the National Digital Strategy 2021-2024 was published in the Official Gazette of the Federation (DOF).
The National Digital Strategy (EDN) is a set of actions that the Government of Mexico carries out and will carry out to promote the use and development of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), especially Internet connectivity.
The EDN has two axes of action: the Digital Policy in the Federal Public Administration (APF) and the Digital Social Policy. The first seeks to transform the APF using ICT to improve and make transparent government services provided to the population; and the second seeks to increase Internet coverage throughout the country and connect the most vulnerable and remote areas, which will facilitate their integration into productive activities.
As part of the Digital Social Policy axis of action, it is sought that health centers and hospitals have wireless internet, in addition to other spaces such as schools, public squares or highways.
In addition to promoting connectivity so that hospitals can provide telemedicine services and strengthen the exchange of health data between institutions. The EDN also seeks to promote the use of new technologies for the integration of institutional databases, with the aim of concentrating, sharing and standardizing information from government systems, including the health system.
Another of the specific objectives is "to promote the development of infrastructure, platforms, architectures, technical standards, systems and user-friendly computer interfaces, interoperable with other technical elements, scalable, durable and replicable."
The EDN is based on article 6 of the Political Constitution of the United Mexican States and is aligned with various federal laws and has entered into force since September 6 of this year.