Gesundheitskompetenz: Deutschland in der digitalen Aufholjagd Einführung technologischer Innovationen greift zu kurz

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  • Sebastian Schmidt-Kaehler
  • Kevin Dadaczynski
  • Svea Gille
  • Orkan Okan
  • Alexander Schellinger
  • Marcel Weigand
  • Doris Schaeffer

Recently, several acts have been passed by the German Ministry of Health to drive the digital transformation of the healthcare system. These aim at far-reaching innovations to improve care and increase the efficiency of the healthcare system. At the same time, the demands on users in dealing with digital applications and information are increasing. Digital health literacy is thus becoming particularly relevant. However, available studies show that the digital health literacy of the population in Germany is often limited. This paper explores challenges, gaps, and prospects regarding the implementation of these new digital health policies, particularly in terms of the implications for improving digital health literacy and increasing user involvement and participation by providing six major aspects that should be considered.

Translated title of the contributionHealth Literacy: Germany in the Digital Race to Catch up Introduction of Technological Innovations is not Sufficient
Original languageGerman
Issue number5
Pages (from-to)327-332
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 01.05.2021