What is Digital Health? Review of ‎Definitions

Fatehi, Farhad and Samadbeik, Mahnaz and Kazemi, Azar (2020) What is Digital Health? Review of ‎Definitions. Stud Health Technol Inform.

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Digital technologies are transforming the health sector all over the world, however ‎various aspects of this emerging field of science is yet to be properly understood. ‎Ambiguity in the definition of digital health is a hurdle for research, policy, and practice in ‎this field. With the aim of achieving a consensus in the definition of digital health, we ‎undertook a quantitative analysis and term mapping of the published definitions of digital ‎health. After inspecting 1527 records, we analyzed 95 unique definitions of digital health, ‎from both scholar and general sources. The findings showed that digital health, as has ‎been used in the literature, is more concerned about the provision of healthcare rather ‎than the use of technology. Wellbeing of people, both at population and individual levels, ‎have been more emphasized than the care of patients suffering from diseases. Also, the ‎use of data and information for the care of patients was highlighted. A dominant concept ‎in digital health appeared to be mobile health (mHealth), which is related to other ‎concepts such as telehealth, eHealth, and artificial intelligence in healthcare.‎

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Medicine
Depositing User: samira sepahvandy
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2020 13:18
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2020 13:18
URI: http://eprints.lums.ac.ir/id/eprint/2483

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