The Role of Big Data in Addressing the Determinants of Non-communicable Diseases in the Ageing Era
Digital health is about electronically connecting the points of care so that health information can be shared securely. This is the first step to understanding how digital health can help deliver safer, faster and better quality healthcare (www.digitalhealth.gov.au). The convergence of the digital and genomic technologies with health, healthcare, living, and society to enhance the efficiency of healthcare delivery (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_health). Advances in research and innovations in digital health will have the potential to enable everyone to better track, manage, and improve their own and their family's health, live better, more productive lives, as well as reducing the cost of burden of healthcare on society. World Health Organization (WHO) used the term eHealth to describe the cost-effective and secure use of ICT in support of health and other health related fields, including health-care services, health surveillance, health literature, and health education, knowledge and research. eHealth has been a priority for the WHO since 2005.
Despite the shift towards collaborative healthcare and the increase in the use of eHealth technologies, there does not currently exist a comprehensive model in addressing of eHealth readiness. The first task of the workshop is to collectively develop factors that need to be considered for measuring eHealth readiness, and in the construction of a universally recognized conceptual model for the measurement of capability in achieving eHealth goals. The second task of the workshop is to identify new measures and data for medical screening or monitoring.