Biopolitical surveillance and acceleration: the case of Explicit Health Guarantees Regime (GES) in Chile. Partiicipación en la 4S/EASST Conference, Barcelona 2016

Entre agosto y septiembre de este año, asistiremos al la 4S/EASST Conference 2016 en la ciudad de Barcelona, a presentar parte de los avances del proyecto de investigación bio-gob.

El trabajo, intentará transmitir las implicancias biopolíticas vinculadas a la regulación del tiempo de los protocolos desarrollados en el régimen de Garantías Explícitas en Salud. Será parte del Track 058, Biorisk Intelligence otherwise: Scenarios, Visual Knowledge and new Mechanisms of Surveillance, con el título Biopolitical surveillance and acceleration: the case of Explicit Health Guarantees Regime (GES) in Chile.

La conferencia es parte de los encuentros bianuales organizados por la Society for Social Studies of Science  (4S) y la European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST), en conjunto a un comité compuesto por diversos(as) investigadores(as) parte el Estado Español.

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Biopolitical surveillance and acceleration: the case of Explicit Health Guarantees Regime (GES) in Chile.

In the last decade it has been enacted a complex relationship diagram between epistemic, regulatory and economic entities, constituent of a new surveillance and treatment system for population longevity in Chile. The Regime of Explicit Health Guarantees (GES) consists of a cumulus of health problems (currently 80) for which it has been established activities, technologies and temporalities that guide their diagnosis and treatment. This regime is considered as a special case to examine emerging modes of relationship between epidemiology, life technologies and governmentality, which are based on: (a) the production of evidence for disease processes that is poured into the development of protocols and political uncertainty; (B) the coordination between services traditionally differentiated by modes of economic management; and (c) the generation of technologies to manage all this process, specifically those that deal with materials and temporalities. This paper discusses some biopolitical implications of protocols about time on the regime from a material-semiotic approach. The background of GES and empirical elements associated with ethnographic observations and interviews around the time monitoring and self-monitoring in diseases processes, specifically in relation to SIGGES software (System Management for Explicit Health Guarantees), are presented. We conclude around three axes associated to biopolitical acceleration in the regime: (1) temporary control system is constituted as a vector of actions distributed in different spaces; (2) the temporality surveillance sets certain subjectification effects; (3) time control acquires the property of assigning values to biological processes and also distribute the value of certain organs and functions rather than others.