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Evaluation of E-health Innovations towards Public Health in Izmir, Turkey

1Ege University Faculty of Sports Sciences, Department of Health Sciences and Sports, Izmir, Turkey

2University of Lorraine, France

3IE University, Madrid Spain

4Chios Hospital, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Chios, Greece

5Department of Health Sciences and Sports, School of Physical Education & Sport Science, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical School, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens


American Journal of Medical Sciences and Medicine. 2021, Vol. 9 No. 3, 75-81
DOI: 10.12691/ajmsm-9-3-3
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Onur O. Oral, Evangelia Stavropoulou, Lefteris Emmanuel Heretakis, George N. Nomikos, Nikitas N. Nomikos. Evaluation of E-health Innovations towards Public Health in Izmir, Turkey. American Journal of Medical Sciences and Medicine. 2021; 9(3):75-81. doi: 10.12691/ajmsm-9-3-3.

Correspondence to: Nikitas  N. Nomikos, Department of Health Sciences and Sports, School of Physical Education & Sport Science, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical School, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens. Email: niknomikos@med.uoa.gr

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The aging of the population is challenging the health sector. Sedentary behaviours in society, chronic health conditions have shown a significant increase. The health sector is in demand for solutions more than ever. In this environment, e-health and its applications are considered as a possible solution to these needs. METHODS: Data collection tools and SPSS 20.0 package software were used for the analysis of collected data. In the analysis of the data obtained from the research, frequency, and crosstabs analysis. The current study followed the IMRaD structure and its design aimed to examine parameters of e-health in the population in İzmir provinces. RESULTS: A total of 105 participants were included in the survey. Parameters such as the Distribution of Participants Using Digital Practice on E-health and Distribution of Participants Using Health-Related Search Engines were examined. 27 of the participants thought that they understood all aspects of health technology, and 78 did not. 74 of the participants used social media to get information about any health status, and 31 did not. 22 of the participants had communicated with a health professional via social media and 83 did not. 72 of the participants had information about wearable or portable technological devices for health control, and 33 did not know. CONCLUSIONS: According to the findings of the study: e-health, a new digital system that emerged with the need for innovation in the health sector, should be understood within the scope of improving healthcare. It is a system that has great potential in terms of improving healthcare quality, reducing costs and can serve without a physical presence in infectious diseases such as Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). With the correct implementation and education, e-health services are quite promising.

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