digital inclusion

Martinique: COVID-19 teleconsultations

Submitted by siha on Thu, 07/30/2020 - 11:30

Martinique Regional Health Agency (30.03.2020) From Monday March 30, healthcare professionals will be able to carry out teleconsultations more easily with the “ Médiconsult ” tool .

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Martinique
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Health
ICT
Covid-19
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Japan: COVID-19 Contact-Confirming Application (COCOA)

Submitted by siha on Fri, 06/26/2020 - 22:51

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (26.06.2020) The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has developed a new coronavirus contact confirmation application (COCOA)  to help prevent the spread of new coronavirus infections. This application uses the smartphone's proximity communication function (Bluetooth), with the consent of the user himself, to ensure privacy so that they do not know each other. The user will receive the notification that they have come into contact with a person who is positive for the new coronavirus infection.

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japan
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Health promotion
E-services
The technological transition
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Morocco: The Ministry of Health is launching the mobile application "Wiqaytna" for notification of exposure to this virus

Submitted by siha on Fri, 06/26/2020 - 17:08

The Ministry of Health (01.06.2020) The Ministry of Health is launching the mobile application for notification of exposure to this virus, called "Wiqaytna" available from June 1, 2020 for download on Google Play, App store, and on www.wiqaytna.ma .

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morocco
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Health
ICT
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Switzerland: SwissCovid tracing app launched

Submitted by siha on Fri, 06/26/2020 - 15:43

swissinfo (25.06.2020) A contact tracing app is now available in Switzerland for newer smartphones to help tackle Covid-19.

If a person tests positive for coronavirus, everyone with whom that person was in contact in previous days – within two metres and for more than 15 minutes – is alerted via the app to isolate themselves and get tested.

Regions / Country
switzerland
Topics
Health
ICT
E-services
The technological transition
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Coronavirus: How can we help our elderly embrace technology?

Submitted by rruggia on Mon, 03/23/2020 - 10:40

ITU News  (20:03.2020) In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, the elderly are likely to be a particularly vulnerable population group. Hence, many governments around the world are encouraging “social distancing” as a way to prevent the spread of the virus. The UK National Health Service (NHS) warns that older people are especially vulnerable to loneliness and social isolation – which can have a serious effect on health.

Global challenges
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Inequalities
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