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Telemedicine takes center stage in the era of COVID-19

Submitted by rruggia on Tue, 05/11/2021 - 13:57

sciencemag.org (06.11.2020) Telemedicine comes in many shapes and sizes and offers many advantages over the traditional healthcare visit, but until recently, it was largely underutilized. The COVID-19 pandemic quickly changed that—only time will tell if telemedicine’s new popularity will last.  On March 11, 2020, COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization, radically changing the way medicine is practiced.

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Scalability of Telemedicine Services in a Large Integrated Multispecialty Health Care System During COVID-19 | Telemedicine and e-Health

Submitted by rruggia on Tue, 05/11/2021 - 13:56

Immediately before the pandemic, 300 enterprise Mayo Clinic physicians and advanced practice providers had performed a minimum of one video telemedicine consult in the preceding year. By July 15, 2020, the number of Mayo Clinic providers performing video telemedicine consults had risen to >6,500, reflecting a 2,000% increase. Through this pandemic, we have witnessed unprecedented growth in telemedicine utilization. The existing telemedicine system has proven to be scalable.

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United States
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Estonian Medical Certificate

Submitted by rruggia on Fri, 04/23/2021 - 10:01

Estonian Medical Certificate Every person needs to have a valid medical certificate for the duration of their driving license. When a medical certificate expires, a new medical certificate must be submitted to the Road Administration. Once issued, the certificate is automatically transmitted to the motor registry.

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estonia
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Harnessing the Potential of Big Data in Post-Pandemic Southeast Asia

Submitted by pmassetti on Thu, 03/18/2021 - 16:27

 Asian Development Bank  (March 2021) Digitalization has gained more prominence amid COVID-19 and has highlighted the value of big data for public sector management. The brief explains the potential benefits of big data for public services such as health, social protection, and education and how this can contribute to the post-pandemic recovery. It also assesses the key enablers and policy actions needed to realize big data benefits in the region. 

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Asia
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ICT
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Digital Economy Topical Cluster
Big Data
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Leveraging digital technologies for social inclusion

Submitted by pmassetti on Thu, 03/04/2021 - 15:37

UN/DESA Policy Brief #92: (Feb 2021) COVID-19 is accelerating the pace of digital transformation: implications for social inclusion

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Integrar a 100.000 adultos mayores al mundo digital

Submitted by rruggia on Wed, 02/24/2021 - 17:04

La participación de los adultos mayores en actividades sociales, culturales, educativas y recreativas a través de las nuevas tecnologías contribuye a su integración plena en la vida de nuestra comunidad. Queremos que las tecnologías sirvan como medios para el encuentro y no como una barrera entre las distintas generaciones. Por eso nos comprometimos a integrar a 100.000 adultos mayores en el uso de nuevas tecnologías y a promover su acceso real a dispositivos tecnológicos para 2017.

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argentina
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ICT
Population ageing
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The generational digital divide climbs to age 80

Submitted by rruggia on Wed, 02/24/2021 - 16:55

December 2, 2020 - 14:00

Older people are more and more at home in the digital world. At the height of the coronavirus pandemic, many seniors relied on WhatsApp messaging or video calls to overcome loneliness. A recent study shows that internet use among pensioners in Switzerland has almost doubled over the past decade and allowed many to stay in touch during the pandemic.

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switzerland
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ICT
Population ageing
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Étude Digital Seniors

Submitted by rruggia on Wed, 02/24/2021 - 16:54

Comment les personnes âgées utilisent-elles Internet? Depuis 2010, l’étude Digital Seniors, mandatée par Pro Senectute, examine l’utilisation des technologies de l’information et de la communication par les personnes de 65 ans et plus en Suisse. Les trois enquêtes réalisées ces 10 dernières années présentent d’une manière unique l’évolution de l’utilisation du numérique par les seniors et mettent en évidence des tendances très intéressantes.

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france
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ICT
Population ageing
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Narrowing 'digital divide': China steps up efforts to better serve the elderly in digital age

Submitted by rruggia on Wed, 02/24/2021 - 16:52

A video of a 94-year-old grandma being carried to a bank for face recognition to activate her social security card in Guangshui, Central China's Hubei Province, has sparked heated debate on the internet, once again drawing attention to the difficulties elderly people face in using smart technology.

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china
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Population ageing
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