Questions related to Digital Health
We are working on operationalizing digital health governance on a country level, which has been suggested by World Health Organization and many others involved in this field. While general term - "enhanced digital health governance" is powerful guidance, countries still need to operationalize it. However, searching the published literature we failed to identify commonly agreed taxnomy/definition of specific functions of digital health that are required for enhanced governance. Our review of literature let to the following thought and list that we could consider and we wonder if:
- The list makes sense and, if not, what should be added/deleted/changed?
- Is there a publication that provides better framework to operationalize governance? And if yes please suggest the reference.
Our list builds on digital health system architecture and domains and asks the question about required arrangements that could help adequately govern the stated domain.
- Governance and Policy - who defines who is in charge for overall governance of the digital health system development and setting the policies/rules?
- Electronic Health Records (EHR) - who regulates/identifies the content of the record, sets the digital standard for the data contained in the EHR?
- Health Information Security and Privacy - who is responsible and how this is being achieved?
- Standards and Interoperability - who is responsible to set or adopt numerous standrds that digital health system requires?
- Infrastructure and Connectivity - who is responsible?
- Health Analytics and Insights - who is responsible?
We would like to hear your thoughts, suggestions, criticism and guidance.
Kindly share your input on the above questions for me. We all know the digital health has become more relevant to the health systems more anticipated in years. The population around the world are more technologically inclined though there are some laps but the majority of the human race now accustom to the use ICT to manage their health and wellness.
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I need your opinion on the above question on how you would market Digital Health Services? I am currently pursuing MS in Health Informatics and just need some add on response to the question above to supplement what I have already done.
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While I am crossing two paths, such as medicine and technology, I see that there are often barriers to understanding the two, but I want to know from the researchers who deal with both what challenges still exist.
The impact of digital health technologies on healthcare system is becoming relevant day in day out and its adoption is making access to to patient care more easily accessible.
Introduction of deep learning into the security of EHR data is one of the areas that is being looked into, to ascertain better protection of these sensitive personal identifiable data.
Your input will help a lot to ensure great achievement of this project.
The research ‘field’ of Digital health is dedicated to realising digital technologies’ potential and developing knowledge about their feasibility and impacts. With the introduction of several new journals (such as Sage Digital Health, The Lancet Digital Health and Frontiers in Digital Health), Digital health is in many ways an emerging field.
Yet, drawing on a critical review of the articles in the most prominent multidisciplinary digital health journals in our article
I would argue that if we do not take this issue seriously, the potential of the Digital Health field will be limited and eventually a dead end.
How can we develop Digital Health into a field where technology and the context of use take a more prominent role?
With an increasing number of countries implementing digital health and digital public health tools, questions arise about whether these tools are effective and how to implement them best nationally. The lack of a validated and standard list of indicators complicates the comparison of digital health maturity between countries. We need guidance for governments in setting up strategies for the effective implementation and adoption of digital public health tools in routine care and the prevention of diseases.
To address this challenge, we want to invite researchers and practitioners from medicine, public health, economics, computer science, law, cultural studies, sociology, or other comparable disciplines. Participants should know about the development, implementation and evaluation of digital public health systems to take part in a Delphi study to choose the leading quality indicators to assess the maturity of national digital public health systems from four perspectives:
1. The information-telecommunication-technology requirements
2. The political support and legal regulation for the implementation and use of health technologies and the generated data
3. The application of concrete digital health tools to the national health system
4. The collective social willingness to use these tools
We are using a snowball approach to reach as many experts as possible. Please join our effort by participating in this Delphi study https://bit.ly/3raMsVY. Please forward this message to all your mailing lists of colleagues that might fit the purpose of this study. Every participation will be greatly appreciated and contribute to a better understanding of international digital public health systems.
This Delphi study will be conducted within the German Leibniz ScienceCampus Digital Public Health research project entitled "Developing a Maturity Measurement Model for Digital Public Health: The Digital Public Health Readiness Index".
Best regards and take care,
(on behalf of the digital public health readiness index team and the EUPHA Digital Health Section)
Link to Survey: https://bit.ly/3raMsVY
Google Health and Apple are, respectively, closing down and scaling back their healthcare efforts - 23 August 2021:
"What will happen with Amazon's healthcare efforts? Amazon's recently launched Amazon Care has run into scaling issues almost from the get-go, with the unit's head acknowledging they will need "thousands of employees" to scale."
Google is dismantling its embattled health division as the tech giant reconsiders its strategy for healthcare and as the division's chief, Dr. David Feinberg, departs the company to join Cerner - 20 August 2021:
Apple is scaling back a key health project that grew out of its care clinics, and some workers could lose their jobs - 19 August 2021:
I have been struggling to find a thesis topic. In future, I am looking forward to working as a Consultant, Product manager, Product owner type of roles in IT industry. My program is M.Tech. in Digital Health and Life Sciences.
I want to be the guy who can communicate with both consumers and developing teams, who can delegate problems, ideas and solutions between non-technical and technical people, who understands how consumers perceive and interact with technology. I hope I explained my interests well enough.
For the thesis, my keywords would be:
Understanding/Designing Experiences/Framework--- defining/measuring---user requirements/for users--- digital ecosystem--- A case study--- healthcare/e-health
Thank you and really appreciate any suggestions and help.
I am trying to understand the landscape of Digital Health Journals. Is this list below capturing the main (and premier) journals?
- Digital Health (Sage)
- NPJ Digital Medicine
- Lancet Digital Health
- Journal of Medical Internet Research
- Frontiers in Digital Health
- International Journal of Digital Healthcare
I am doing a cross-country survey on the influence of social media on the utilization of digital health services.
I kindly request you to answer this survey and share it in your network for more sampling options.
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Hello! I‘m working on a paper, which tries to define health apps and medical apps in the area of public health. Therefore I would be very interested in your opinion and references you know.
What are definitions for health and medical apps and where might be differences between the two of them?
The rate at which health information managers are being shabbily treated among health care system in the developing world health care system, has created a lot of low esteem personality among health care workers.
Health Information Managers plays vital roles in the development of healthcare system, and are meant to be given equal recognition as their counterparts.
We are witnessing an explosion of digital health products, whether eHealth, mHealth or wearables. There are currently a few different frameworks to evaluate these new approaches to delivering care. Mainly through the 2019 NICE Evidence Standards Framework for Digital Health Technologies. But also in the UK, there are toolkits from NHSX, NHS Digital and the Department of Public Health to name a few.
I'd love to know what other frameworks for evaluation you use or that you know of.
We, the organizers of the 2nd International Workshop on Software Engineering for Healthcare (SEH 2019) held in conjunction with ICSA 2020, in Salvador, Brazil, would like to kindly invite you to participate in this workshop, which will occur on Monday, March 16th.
We will have an exciting keynote about Health 4.0 by Dr. Paulo Oliveira Antonino head of the Embedded Software Engineering department of the Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering (IESE) in Kaiserslautern, Germany.
Additionally, we will discuss research works and cases studies on interesting topics of:
- Agile development of medical software
- Apps for diagnostic support
- Data mining applied in medical systems
- Security, risk management, compliance, and conformity assessment of medical devices and Apps, and EHR systems
- Technology applied for medication traceability
Program and registration information are available in https://tinyurl.com/seh2020
We hope to see you in Salvador, Brazil!
Our best regards,
SEH 2020 Organizing Committee
There are many mHealth apps available, but what are the top validated ones for oncology patients (e.g. CE marked and have actual proof of concept and value)?
For the development of eHealth solutions, stakeholders should be involved and their opinions and experiences must be heard or it could be optional.
In digital health domain, is the academic research that leads the development of the industry OR is the industry development that impacts the associated academic research ?
During clinical consultation doctors and nurses interview patients about their medical history. But, patients are usually not prepared for the clinical consultation. In theory, if patients administer their medical history on a computer/tablet before their appointment with the doctor or nurse, then they should be prompted and prepared for the medical history interview. This is one of the hypothetical advantages of patient-administered computerized history taking systems/automated medical history taking systems. What quantitative and/or qualitative factors measures exist that would assess if patients are prepared for the medical history interview?
I'm actually interested in identifying doctor-patient communication and non-communication measures that would determine if a group of patients who took an electronic medical history questionnaire were more prepared for a clinical consultation compared to a group that didn't take the electronic history questionnaire.
As all countries are increasingly digitizing their health information systems, new challenges of security, privacy, and confidentiality arise. This is also true in low and middle income countries, though the literature on this seems rather thin from an information systems perspective. I'm looking for research, reports, assessments on security and confidentiality of health information in developing countries in general. Anyone working on this?
eHealth is calling for significant changes in the design of healthcare services, allowing for diferent roles for nurses and other healthcare professionals. Many projects and pilotes have embraced eHealth. What do we know so far about the role of nurses?
Improving access to quality primary health care (PHC) is challenging for resource-constrained countries with chronic infrastructure deficits and shortages of trained health workforce. There is growing international consensus that information and communication technologies (ICTs) can offer innovative ways to strengthen health systems to extend the reach of PHC services to areas where health care challenges are most severe. While there is extensive literature on the efficacy of ICT strategies for improving single health services problems (e.g. non-adherence to treatment, poor communications among rural health workers etc.), few empirical studies report about implementing ICT interventions at scale, to solve health systems problems. So to help fill a gap in literature, how should ICT or digital health technologies be implemented to help health systems enhance universal access to essential PHC services?
I am looking for research into digital health that has been conducted from a critical or interpretivist research approach. By critical I mean critical theory or critical realism,I am particularly interested in research by British academics or research that is looking at the NHS. Are there specific academics conducing research in this area who's work you particulalry respect. I am not interested in positivist research in this area.
Can someone suggest handbook(s) that explain
classes of statistical models like in this link ?
Does it much important to explain to readers
the class of statistical model I have used ?
kindly suggest the theoratical framework to study relationship between online health communication and gender.
I am particularly interested in smart communities research in healthcare. I am also interested in exploring who the key academics are in defining the term
The world bank and DHS has some good sources of health-related information. I was also looking for other potential sources so that we could have an exhaustive list on here.