THE DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION OF HEALTHCARE IN THE CONDITIONS OF COVID-19

Authors

  • Kristina Kilova Faculty of Public Health, Medical University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Keywords:

e-health, digital technologies, COVID-19, telemedicine

Abstract

Introduction. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a positive impact on digitalisation in a number of industries and in society as a whole. Healthcare organizations responded to the first phase of the pandemic by quickly adopting new digital solutions and state-of-the-art technological tools to deal with COVID-19. The aim of this article is to study and analyze digital solutions in the field of healthcare in the context of COVID-19. Material and methods. A keyword search was performed in the databases of ScienceDirect Database, Google Scholar, SpringerLink, PubMed, as well as in the official websites of various governmental and non-governmental institutions. The search was conducted from June 1, 2021 to August 31, 2021. Results. The modern digital solutions and technological tools in the field of healthcare in the conditions of COVID-19 have been studied and analyzed. Conclusion. During a pandemic, digital technologies can mitigate or even solve many challenges, thus improving the delivery of healthcare. The current health situation in which the world currently finds itself favors the implementation of digital solutions with unprecedented speed and impact. Many of the solutions developed and executed during the health emergency can be consolidated in the future, contributing to the definition and adoption of new digital models of healthcare

Author Biography

Kristina Kilova, Faculty of Public Health, Medical University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Department of Medical Informatics, Biostatistics and e-Learning

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2021-10-07

How to Cite

Kilova, K. (2021). THE DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION OF HEALTHCARE IN THE CONDITIONS OF COVID-19. KNOWLEDGE - International Journal, 48(3), 583–587. Retrieved from https://ikm.mk/ojs/index.php/kij/article/view/4782

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