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Sci Rep. 2021 Apr 27;11(1):9037. doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-88447-6.
Conditions just like the COVID-19 pandemic urgently require the implementation of eHealth for susceptible affected person populations. Right here we quantitatively consider use and potential of recent info and communication expertise (ICT) in stable organ transplant (SOT) recipients. We performed a structured, questionnaire-based, cross-sectional research that was addressed to sufferers after kidney, liver, pancreas, or mixed transplantation. We centered on: sociodemographic information, current use of digital applied sciences in day by day life and for well being causes, sufferers’ eHealth literacy, and their total perspective in the direction of eHealth. A complete of 234 sufferers accomplished the questionnaire. A lot of the sufferers (90%) have a web-enabled laptop, 78.2% have a smartphone, and 71.8% recurrently search the web for health-related info. Sixty-eight % wish to obtain discharge summaries on-line, and 54% wish to chat on-line with their physicians. Despite the fact that ICT use in day by day life was age-related, no vital distinction could possibly be proven for well being causes or the kind of transplanted organ. Trendy ICT use is predominantly accepted for well being causes by SOT recipients. Whatever the transplanted organ, a deeper integration of eHealth has potential for bettering cross-sectoral care. To efficiently implement eHealth applied sciences in cross-sectoral care future analysis ought to embrace on-line physician-patient communication, information safety, information security, and the elements of high quality and security of care.