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Supporting global health goals with information and communications technology
RISE - Research Institutes of Sweden, ICT, SICS. KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7949-1815
Ericsson, Sweden.
2017 (English)In: Global Health Action, ISSN 1654-9716, E-ISSN 1654-9880, Vol. 10, article id 1321904Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The objective of this study is to critically assess the possible roles of information and communications technology (ICT) in supporting global health goals. This is done by considering privilege and connectibility. In short, ICT can contribute by providing health information via four different kinds of access, each with its own history and prospective future. All four are analyzed here, in two perspectives: business-as-usual and disruptive. Health data analytics is difficult since the digital representation of past, current, and future health information is lacking. The flow of analytics that may prove beneficial to the individual and not just meet abstract population-level goals or ambitions is analyzed in detail. Sensemaking is also needed, to meet the minimum requirement of making prospective future services understandable to policymakers. Drivers as well as barriers for areas in which policy decisions have the potential to drive positive developments for meeting the Sustainable Development Goals are identified. © 2017 The Author(s).

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2017. Vol. 10, article id 1321904
Keywords [en]
Connectibility, Health data, Health data analytics, Precision medicine, Privilege, Sensemaking, driver, global health, human, medical information, personalized medicine, sustainable development
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-33199DOI: 10.1080/16549716.2017.1321904Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85028928632OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ri-33199DiVA, id: diva2:1179244
Available from: 2018-01-31 Created: 2018-01-31 Last updated: 2018-08-13Bibliographically approved

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