Following Up Digital Healthcare
1. The urgency of healthcare transformation to digital healthcare
In 2022, we are looking forward to speed up our digital healthcare as below:
a. With the rapid development of technologies such as the Internet of Things, remotely virtual care and medical care can benefit ordinary people now. These include remote monitoring, artificial intelligence, big data analytics, machine learning, blockchain, the rapid development of sensors for smart wearable devices.
b. Years of accumulation of medical data, application of big data, and continuous accumulation of complex algorithms. Tools that support remote data capture and the exchange of big data, with the sharing of relevant information across the health ecosystem, more healthcare organizations, institutions, business units, hospitals, communities, all create a favorable remote digital healthcare environment. By improving medical diagnosis, the continuum of care has been shown to have the potential to improve health outcomes, making the benefits of remote digital healthcare more accessible to the average person.
c. Data-based treatment decisions, digital therapeutics, clinical trials, self-management of care, and individual-centredness to create more evidence-based digital-based knowledge, skills, and competencies for professionals to support digital healthcare.
d. Many medical insurance institutions and enterprises have begun to participate in this digital transformation. They will provide more funding platforms, so that ordinary people can actively participate in this insurance-based telehealth medical platform service.
e. In May 2018, the Seventy-first World Health Assembly adopted resolution WHA71.7 on digital healthcare. The Health Assembly requested the Director-General to consult closely with Member States and to develop stakeholders with input from relevant sectors.
f. A global digital health strategy, identifying priority areas, including where WHO should focus its efforts. The Director-General provides normative guidance on digital healthcare, including by promoting evidence-based digital health interventions.
g. Digital health should be an integral part of health priorities and benefit people around the world in an ethical, safe, data-secure, platform-reliable, equitable and sustainable manner. The principles of transparency, accessibility, scalability, reproducibility, interoperability, privacy, security and confidentiality should be followed. These are the core needs of digital health, and they are the problems we need to solve.
2. Vision of the Global Strategy for Digital Healthcare
a. The vision of the global strategy is to accelerate the development and adoption of some measures. Contains appropriate, accessible, affordable, scalable and sustainable personal-centric digital health solutions for preventing, detecting and responding to pandemics. Infrastructure and applications that enable countries to use health data for health and well-being, achieving the health-related Sustainable Development Goals and WHO’s overall work plan.
b. Digitalization of the health sector will receive increasing support
If digital health is accessible and supports equitable and universal access, it will be valued and adopted for quality health services;
c. Improve the efficiency and sustainability of health systems in delivering quality, affordable and equitable care; strengthening and scaling up health promotion, disease prevention, diagnosis, management, rehabilitation and treatment, including before, during and after communicable diseases In a system that respects the privacy and security of patient health information.
d. The vision further seeks to strengthen R&D, innovation and collaboration across sectors. It recognises that digital health can fundamentally change health outcomes if adequately supported. Invest in governance, institutional and workforce capacity to enable the increasingly digitalisation of digital systems and data use training, planning and management are necessary for health systems and services. Make the necessary investments in people and processes according to the national strategy. This sets out a vision for the digitization of the health sector, where digital health can improve the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of medical services, allowing new business models for the delivery of services.
e. Implementing appropriate digital health technologies is a key component of national strategies
f. The process is somewhat challenging. especially in low- and middle-income countries. Potential countries or regions could be considered for membership in global solutions and shared services, while providing evidence on issues such as barriers to entry, cost, digital health quality, data security, and of countries apply these global solutions to the sustainability of health systems.