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Digital population-based health in Germany: An edition of the Bundesgesundheitsblatt highlights future potential

The latest issue of the Bundesgesundheitsblatt "Digital population-based health in Germany - examples from research at the Leibniz Science Campus Digital Public Health" focuses on the digital transformation in healthcare and combines exemplary papers on the potential of digital technologies.

Innovative research for a healthier future
The current issue of the Bundesgesundheitsblatt collects important findings from research on how digital technologies influence public health. From overcoming digital divides and strengthening digital health literacy to legal and ethical considerations on digital health technologies, the issue offers a comprehensive insight into current debates and progress.
The contributions, largely influenced by the work at the Leibniz ScienceCampus Digital Public Health Bremen, in which the IPP is involved with all its departments, cover a wide range of topics. They range from the need to make digital technologies fair and inclusive to the presentation of new approaches for integrating digital solutions into healthcare and education.
In an overview article, Hajo Zeeb, Iris Pigeot and Benjamin Schüz shed light on the topic of digital public health - what requirements are necessary to fulfill promises and potentials?
The article by Hajo Zeeb, Benjamin Schüz, Tanja Schultz and Iris Pigeot deals with developments in digitalization in public health since 2020.
Misinformation in social media jeopardizes the effectiveness of public health measures. In an overview article, Benjamin Schüz and Christopher Jones discuss factors influencing the belief and sharing of misinformation and discuss existing intervention approaches
In their contribution on digitally supported participation in urban planning, Rehana Shrestha, Pia Hasselder and Gabriele Bolte show how digital technologies can help to enable the participation of residents and stakeholders and thus contribute to health-promoting urban development for all.
Other contributions to which IPP members have contributed deal with the potential of digital care technologies for quality and working conditions in care (Karin Wolf-Ostermann and Heinz Rothgang) and with digital technologies for improving mental health (Daniela Fuhr, Karin Wolf-Ostermann, Viktoria Hoel and Hajo Zeeb).
Invitation to dialogue and further development
With this publication, the Leibniz ScienceCampus Digital Public Health Bremen invites experts and the public to participate in the ongoing debate on the role of digitalization in healthcare. It underlines the importance of research and innovation to fully exploit the opportunities of digitalization while minimizing its risks.
For more information and access to the articles, please visit the Bundesgesundheitsblatt website.
The Leibniz ScienceCampus Digital Public Health Bremen is one of a total of 24 ScienceCampi with a thematic focus, which serve the strategic networking of Leibniz institutes with universities and other regional partners. The aim is to create networks in order to further develop the respective research area and strengthen the scientific environment. Leibniz ScienceCampi conduct strategic research, promote interdisciplinarity in topics, projects and methods, make the respective location visible and strengthen its research profile.
Source: BIPS press release dated 05.04.2024, written by Rasmus Cloes


Prof. Dr. Benjamin Schüz