Detect, Prevent, Respond, Recover Digitally: Evidence from Applying Digital Interventions to Past and Present for Future Public Health Emergencies

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Apr 2020
The objective of this brief is to examine how digital health interventions were used during past public health emergency situations from 2005-2020 to derive lessons learned and to analyze which types of digital health interventions were the most useful and relevant to deal with current and future situations. The brief answers four main questions 1) What are digital health interventions for public health emergencies and why do they matter?; 2) What can we learn from past experiences?; 3) What do we know from evidence?; and 4) What does this mean for current and future outbreaks. We also include current applications to COVID-19 responses and finalize with conclusions and main findings.