HITN APAC eBook: Dealing with the COVID-19 outbreak through digital health in APAC

Case studies from countries such as South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore and Thailand show different hospitals' initial responses, successes and best practices in the thick of handling the pandemic.
By Dean Koh
05:28 AM

With the pandemic having originated in the APAC region, the newly launched HITN APAC eBook titled “Dealing with the COVID-19 outbreak through digital health in APAC” begins with how various governments approached the containment of the COVID-19 outbreak through a combination of policy measures and utilizing technologies for monitoring virus movement and contact tracing.

The eBook identifies some of the common challenges and lessons learnt in their initial handling of the outbreak – these range from the lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) and medical supplies to implementing telemedicine measures in a very short amount of time.

“IT preparedness of hospitals is crucial to respond promptly to outbreaks of novel coronaviruses.” 
- Dr Hwang Hee, Chief Information Officer, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, South Korea
Read his full interview here.

Learn case studies from countries such as South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore and Thailand on the different hospitals’ initial responses, successes and best practices in the thick of handling the pandemic. These experiences will serve as a guide for countries to be better prepared for future pandemics.

Last but not least, with digital health having played a significant part in dealing with the COVID-19 outbreak, the eBook concludes with a look at how digital health will inevitably play a prominent role in transforming health in the post COVID-19 era.

Click here for the eBook download.

An upcoming HIMSS APAC Digital Dialogue Series - Spotlight: Flattening the Curve With Digital Health  hosted by HIMSS Chief Clinical Officer, Dr Charles Alessi will be launched on 14 May. Dr. Alessi will speak to a healthcare leader as well as a technology expert from seven countries within the APAC region across 8 weeks to learn about how they are using digital health to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. To register for the series, click here