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International

Public Health Conference

March 21 -23, 2022 | Singapore

IPHC 2022

mHealth initiatives to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic

Yiannis Koumpouros, Speaker at Yiannis Koumpouros - Speaker for Public Health 2022
University of West Attica, Greece
Title : mHealth initiatives to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic

Abstract:

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about significant changes in all areas of human life: the way we live, communicate, train, work, etc. The rapid spread of the virus in combination with the significant and unpleasant consequences for human health has been the trigger for a unique global collaboration in the scientific community to find a solution as soon as possible. At the same time, it has driven technological innovations at a frantic pace in order to support people, communities and enterprises operate. The unprecedented conditions created led to the need for social distancing and isolation in order to prevent further spread of the virus. In this context, the term "tele-" was added to almost any activity. Tele-work, tele-education and of course tele-health have been adopted in all their forms in order for people and businesses to face the new challenges. The new normality caused significant changes in the maturation of the public, eventually bending technophobia and technological illiteracy. The combination of mobile communications, smart phones, wearables and the Internet has created technological innovations that have come to stay. Mobile health (mHealth) is on the rise, providing important solutions to tackle the pandemic, proving its usefulness in all directions, bringing to the fore many start-ups. However, issues of personal data protection, privacy, confidentiality of sensitive health data, etc., remain open in order to support the continuity of health care in compliance with applicable national legislations.

Biography:

Yiannis Koumpouros (BSc, MSc, MBA, PhD) is Ass. Professor in the University of West Attica, Department of Public and Community Health. Specialized in health informatics, e-health, m-health, telemedicine, assistive technologies, rehabilitation, users satisfaction assessment, and strategic management. Expert for the European Commission in the e-health and m-health sectors, and evaluator of numerous R&D projects. Responsible for the WHODAS 2.0 scale cultural adaptation for the World Health Organization in Greece. Top-level managerial experience in the private and public healthcare sector (chairman of hospitals, member of the board of directors, business development and strategic management director, etc.). Chairman of several committees in the Ministry of Development. Regular member of the Consultative Technical Council (Ministry of Internal Public Administration and Decentralisation), etc. He has published more than 70 papers in reputed journals and conferences and has been serving as an editorial board member of repute. He has participated in more than 50 R&D funded projects in the field of healthcare and ICTs.

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