Doms № 6 -2022

How to understand modern digital technologies so as not to fall into the traps of cybercriminals and misinformation online

Moroz V.

Key words: digital literacy, health care providers, cybercriminals, misinformation online.


The digital world with all its gadgets, sites and useful services has become too comprehensive and comprehensive to fundamentally ignore it. The digital world offers significant opportunities for both individual users and institutions. Reforming the health care sector in Ukraine involves a significant emphasis on not using an increasing number of digital tools in the daily work of both medical institutions and doctors. Every day patients try to communicate with doctors through messengers, sending the latter their questions, test results, and other medical data. And although such online consultations are mostly not institutionalized, patients are primarily guided by the logic of convenience, accessibility and time saving, pressing the «send» button in the messenger to send a message to the doctor.

At the same time, the use of digital technologies in health care is gaining more and more expressive forms due to the introduction of telemedicine, electronic prescriptions, or the availability of publicly available dashboards from the National Health Service. The dashboards contain arrays of data on the provision of medical services at the level of hospitals and the corresponding payments under contracts with the National Health Service. Access to all these benefits of the digital space requires at least a basic understanding of digital technologies to use them effectively. The article explains principals of digital literacy with emphasize on health care providers and explains how to understand modern digital technologies and not to fall into the traps of cybercriminals and misinformation online.


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