Stefan ButtigiegMinistry for Health, Malta · Public Health
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Specialist Trainee in Public Health Medicine at the Ministry for Health in Malta, aspiring for a career deeply involved in the fields of Digital Health, Public Health Informatics, Artificial Intelligence and Digital Marketing(specifically for Healthcare settings).
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of digital health technologies and the role of effective surveillance systems. While recent events have accelerated progress towards the expansion of digital public health (DPH), there remains significant untapped potential in harnessing, leveraging, and repurposing digital technologies for publi...
Digital technologies are rapidly being integrated into a wide range of health fields, public health in particular. While ‘digital health' has the potential to significantly improve population health and well-being outcomes, its effective implementation and responsible use are contingent on building a public health workforce with a sufficient level...
As smartphone usage is more and more ubiquitous, the app market is flourishing in all fields, including health. Indeed, the availability and use of smartphone apps (SAs) in health has exponentially grown in recent years. It has been estimated that in 2018 there were over 97,000 health apps available and that, 15% and 8% of US phone users aged 18-29...
EUPHA President, and EJPH Editor Natasha Azzopardi-Muscat will present the structure and content of the European Journal of Public Health 2019 supplement on Digital Health
Background: As digitalization is progressively permeating all aspects of society, how can be it fruitfully employed to sustain the public health goals of quality, accessibility, efficiency and equity in health care and prevention? In this paper, we reflect on the potential of applying digital tools to public health and discuss some key challenges....
Overall, the Maltese health system has been making remarkable progress, with improvements in avoidable mortality and low levels of unmet need. Maltese life expectancy continues to be high, and Maltese people spend on average close to 90% of their lifespan in good health, longer than in any other EU country. Malta has recently increased the proporti...
Maltese life expectancy is high, and Maltese people spend on average close to 90% of their lifespan in good health, longer than in any other EU country. Malta has recently increased the proportion of GDP spent on health to above the EU average, though the private part of that remains higher than in many EU countries. The total number of doctors and...
Health care has been deeply transformed by the Digital Revolution at every level and many new paradigms allowed by the application of information and Communication Technologies in medicine are already mainstreamed in everyday medical practice. e-Health allows a more patients centred, data driven, delivery of care, with big economical and efficiency...
I'm exploring the field of rapid economic growth in relation to specific health indicators and would like to get more information about the correct definition of rapid economic growth and how is it measured. Is it solely through GDP? GNP? or is there an academic model which takes into consideration all of these factors(such as Ratings by credit agencies)?
Looking forward to your insights.
Based on the current pandemic crisis caused by the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), a large amount of health information is available on the Internet considering issues such as diagnosis, treatment, protective behaviour, preventive measures, dashboard statistics and public recommendations. In response, and to pursue health and social science research questions in relation to corona and COVID-19, the Public Health Centre Fulda (PHZF) at Fulda University of Applied Sciences and the Interdisciplinary Centre for Health Literacy Research (IZGK) at Bielefeld University launched a research consortium (COVID-HL Consortium). The main goal of this consortium is to conduct health and social science research in different settings and population groups. The recent research activities include the implementation of two global studies: (1) the COVID-HL university students survey, and (2) the COVID-HL school survey.