Whitelaw, S, Mamas, M, Topol, E and Van Spell, HGC (2020) Applications of digital technology in Covid-19 pandemic planning and response. Lancet. ISSN 0140-6736

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With high transmissibility and no effective vaccine or therapy, COVID-19 is now a global pandemic. Government-coordinated efforts across the globe have focused on containment and mitigation, with varying degrees of success. Countries that have maintained low COVID-19 per capita mortality rates appear to share strategies that include early surveillance, testing, contact tracing, and strict quarantine. The scale of coordination and data management required for effective implementation of these strategies has – in most successful countries – relied on adopting digital technology and integrating it with policy and health care. This review provides a framework for the application of digital technologies in pandemic management and response, highlighting ways in which successful countries have adopted these technologies for pandemic planning, surveillance, testing, contact tracing, quarantining, and healthcare.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: The final version of this accepted article will be available from the publisher at https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/issue/current
Uncontrolled Keywords: COVID-19; digital technology
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Primary, Community and Social Care
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2020 13:25
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2021 01:30
URI: https://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/8151

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