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The contribution of digital health in the response to Covid-19 in Vietnam


Bui, LV and Ha, ST and Nguyen, HN and Nguyen, TT and Nguyen, TP and Tran, K and Tran, TV and Nguyen, TH and Tran, TH and Pham, ND and Bui, HM, The contribution of digital health in the response to Covid-19 in Vietnam, Frontiers in Public Health, 9 pp. 1-6. ISSN 2296-2565 (2021) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2021 Bui, Ha, Nguyen, Nguyen, Nguyen, Tran, Tran, Nguyen, Tran, Pham and Bui. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) License (

DOI: doi:10.3389/fpubh.2021.672732


Emerging from early of 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has become one of the most serious health crisis globally. In response to such threat, a wide range of digital health applications has been deployed in Vietnam to strengthen surveillance, risk communication, diagnosis, and treatment of COVID-19. Digital health has brought enormous benefits to the fight against COVID-19, however, numerous constrains in digital health application remain. Lack of strong governance of digital health development and deployment; insufficient infrastructure and staff capacity for digital health application are among the main drawbacks. Despite several outstanding problems, digital health is expected to contribute to reducing the spread, improving the effectiveness of pandemic control, and adding to the dramatic transformation of the health system the post-COVID era.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:digital health, COVID-19, public health, policy, Vietnam
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Public health
Research Field:Preventative health care
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public health (excl. specific population health)
Objective Field:Health protection and disaster response
UTAS Author:Nguyen, TP (Ms Thuy Nguyen)
ID Code:146189
Year Published:2021
Web of Science® Times Cited:4
Deposited By:Medicine
Deposited On:2021-08-24
Last Modified:2021-09-09
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