Telemedicine technologies have been beneficial in the screening, diagnosis, management, treatment and long-term follow-up of a series of chronic diseases in the WHO European Region, according to a new study by WHO/Europe and the Faculty of Health Sciences at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, a WHO Collaborating Centre in eHealth.
In a recent review published in JMIR Nursing, researchers reviewed nursing practices and additional skills required to be mastered by nurses in the digital health revolution, with the use of digital technologies exponentially increasing during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
What is the biggest challenge to health this century? And will digital health make it better or worse?
The answer to the first question is that the greatest threat to health in the 21st century is climate change – or more accurately, the climate and ecological crisis – according to the WHO. There is scientific consensus that unprecedented climate change is happening, that it is caused by human actions, and that it will have a major impact on human health – the environmental determinants of health.
Digital transformation in healthcare is growing rapidly year-on-year.
Health information systems are designed to manage healthcare data.
CHISU project is helping countries in their digital transformation journey.
Digital transformation has been a hot topic in the healthcare industry in recent years. Spending on digital transformation surpassed $1.3 trillion worldwide and it is growing at a whopping 10.4% year on year. In a study conducted by Deloitte, around 92% of healthcare professionals and institutes achieved better performance from digital transformation.
The patient experience has changed in recent years, with more people seeking information online before speaking with medical professionals (HCPs). Digital health is proving to be much more than simply a passing fad; it is a movement that will endure even as we return to conventional, in-person patient care. So how and why is it crucial to promote patient involvement in digital health?