Digital health in the COVID-19 pandemic

Digital health in the COVID-19 pandemic
Credit: OMICS: A Journal of Integrative Biology

Artificial intelligence, machine learning, blockchain, and other key digital technology applications will play a vital role addressing the new healthcare challenges triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a peer-reviewed Special Issue of OMICS: A Journal of Integrative Biology. Click here to read the Special Issue free on the OMICS website through June 13, 2020.

"COVID-19 is undoubtedly among the ecological determinants of planetary health," states Vural Özdemir, MD, Ph.D., Editor-in-Chief of OMICS in his editorial. "Digital health is a veritable opportunity for integrative biology and systems medicine to broaden its scope from human biology to ecological determinants of health," he said. "This is very important."

Despite a widespread belief that media coverage of tends to be negative, Colin Garvey and Chandler Maskal, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, NY) report that the majority of the news coverage is positive.


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More information: Colin Garvey et al. Sentiment Analysis of the News Media on Artificial Intelligence Does Not Support Claims of Negative Bias Against Artificial Intelligence, OMICS: A Journal of Integrative Biology (2019). DOI: 10.1089/omi.2019.0078
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