About The DHI Stroke Toolkit

You can find background information about the DHI Stroke Toolkit on this page.

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On this page, you can find information on how to navigate the DHI Stroke Toolkit.

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This Toolkit aims to provide educational resources in Digital Health to help healthcare providers increase knowledge and skills around their use and tools to implement Telehealth initiatives and capabilities to track its workflow.

High evidence-based resources have informed the toolkit. It has been developed and designed in collaboration with an expert panel of clinicians, health system leaders, managers, administrators, patients, caregivers and IT workers working in stroke and familiar with Digital Health innovations.

Supporting competent and confident clinicians and health organizations to deliver evidence-based Digital Health initiatives to further ensure more intensive, appropriate and accurate care programs for patients affected by stroke and support their families.

Why this is important today?

In today’s healthcare scenario, the integration of digital health solutions has become increasingly vital. Digital interventions hold the promise of early detection of stroke symptoms, remote patient monitoring, and improved engagement in rehabilitation. They enable more efficient healthcare delivery, better communication between patients and clinicians, and enhanced patient empowerment.

Digital health interventions encompass a diverse array of technological solutions that includes digital platforms, such as mobile applications, wearable devices, and telehealth services, to optimize stroke care.

These interventions are designed to empower both patients and healthcare providers by enabling remote monitoring, personalized treatment plans, and real-time data collection.

Official definitions

  • Digital Health is defined as the “field of knowledge and practice associated with the development and use of technologies to improve health” with the aim to strengthen health systems by harnessing the daily application of digital technologies (WHO, 2021).
  • The broad scope of Digital Health includes categories such as mobile health (mHealth), health information technology (IT), wearable devices (e.g., sensors), telehealth and telemedicine (e.g., telerehabilitation), and personalized medicine (FDA, 2020).

While digital health interventions offer immense potential, they also come with inherent risks and considerations. Factors to address are:

  • Privacy concerns,
  • data security, and
  • potential for technology-related inequalities

Clinicians and patients should be aware of these risks and be equipped with guidelines for responsible utilization. Additionally, understanding the barriers and facilitators to the use of digital health resources is essential for successful integration into clinical practice.