Special Issue "The Impact of Technology on Population Health"

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Digital Health".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Ashish Joshi
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Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy, City University of New York, New York, NY 10027, USA
Interests: population health informatics; M-Health; surveillance; innovation and entrepreneurship; digital governance; global health

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Developments in technology allow us to integrate diverse and disparate data and gain insights into trends that can enhance population health. In recent times, there has been a surge of digital health technologies and other technological innovations including health informatics tools, health information technology in healthcare, as well as the use of medical devices within clinical care. Utilizing technological innovations to improve health outcomes beyond the individual patient requires the adoption of population health approaches across various sectors and presents great potential to reduce racial and ethnic health disparities. Population health technologies such as mobile health, telehealth, personal health records present an opportunity for addressing global health challenges in both developed and developing countries. These technologies may greatly enhance existing health intervention models and guide evidence-based policy-making. There is great potential for digital technologies to transform health and well-being for all populations. Population surveillance generates huge amounts of data. However, there is a risk that these data are underutilized because of their large volumes and the lack of means to quickly analyze them. Population health dashboards can offer a means to quickly examine data, extract meaningful information, and disseminate the findings among various stakeholders, facilitating evidence-driven decision-making through increased access to information. Papers are invited for this Special Issue, especially studies combining a high academic standard with a practical focus on the impact of technology on population health.

Prof. Dr. Ashish Joshi
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • M-Health
  • data
  • technology & governance
  • population health Informatics
  • health technology interventions
  • health dashboards
  • digital health
  • sustainable development goals

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Ergonomic Risk Factors of Teleworking in Ecuador during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Cross-Sectional Study
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(10), 5063; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18105063 - 11 May 2021
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Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, guidelines for people’s confinement have been implemented to prevent the disease’s spread. As a result of this, companies have implemented teleworking as an emerging way to work from home using information technology. This cross-sectional study was conducted [...] Read more.
Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, guidelines for people’s confinement have been implemented to prevent the disease’s spread. As a result of this, companies have implemented teleworking as an emerging way to work from home using information technology. This cross-sectional study was conducted in Ecuador, with a sample of 204 teleworkers in the city of Quito. The results show that the teleworkers rearranged their bedrooms to carry out their activities. The respondents in each age group stated they did not perceive more significant ailments than those experienced before beginning teleworking. The relationships between the variables were analyzed utilizing the Chi-Square test and Fisher’s exact test, finding a relationship between neck ailments and age of p = 0.031 * and between arm/forearm ailments of p = 0.032 *. This study contributes to a greater understanding of the ergonomic situation of the teleworkers and provides us with information to mitigate the ergonomic risks to which they are exposed. Full article
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