Costa Rica: Health Services Digitalized

In six months the Digital Government Department and the CCSS will present a plan to digitize health care.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The comprehensive plan includes simplification of access to health services, online request for appointments and digital medical records.

La Nacion´s article includes comments from Alicia Avendaño, director of the digital government project, "... in November we will present to President Chinchilla a proposal which identifies priority areas to promote improvement of the CCSS."

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Costa Rica: 'Dutch Auction'

August 2011

Using an electronic procurement system, Mer-Link, the government will promote a 'Dutch auction' or auction to buy at the lowest price.


Alicia Avendaño, director of the Technical Secretariat of Digital Government, told La Prensa Libre, that they will start with an online auction after the first week of September. This procedure has not been previously applied at the level of state purchases.

Digital Security Platform for $30 million

July 2011

The Costa Rican government is looking for suppliers of digital information and control systems for public safety.

The executive director of the Technical Secretariat of Digital Government, Alicia Avendaño said that they are at the analysis and research stage to determine the solution that will meet all requirements.

Rica: Mer-link System Can Now Perform 14 Procedures

May 2011

The system for performing government transactions online now allows data about procurement processes to be exchanged between institutions.

There are now 14 procedures that can be done online through the Mer-Link system which has been implemented by the Technical Secretariat of Digital Government.

Undercurrent struggle for public purchasing system in Costa Rica

October 2008

Various government authorities are promoting three different system in efforts that seem to be heading in conflicting directions.

The drive to become the platform for directing all public purchases is increasing.

There is now the possibility that the purchasing system of the ICE (Costa Rica Institute of Electricity) will become the base for ordering public acquisitions and evolve to the electronic phase, which is already being disputed by CompraRed and Crcompr@s.

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