The number of cyber-attacks around the world exploded in 2020: exploiting the Covid-19 pandemic as an opportunity for cybercriminals to take advantage of the shift in focus towards smart working and hospital staff transferred to the frontline.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has carried out a critical evaluation on emerging digital health interventions designed to improve health systems, investigating the benefits, harms, acceptability, feasibility, resource use and equity considerations. The focus was on digital health interventions, primarily available via mobile devices, and the extent to which they are able to address health system challenges along the pathway to UHC (United Healthcare).
These guidelines present the recommendations and implementation considerations for policy-makers and other stakeholders in making informed investments into digital health interventions. The main messages are:
PANACEA Research perspectives: This report is of general interest to PANACEA as part of its on-going analysis of EU and international policy measures, recommendations and guidelines, including the acceptance of IT technologies in healthcare delivery.
Lookout Watch entry date: 07/08/2019