COVID-19 Pandemic: Opportunity to Accelerate e-Health in Indonesia

Nyoman Sutarsa , Putu Ayu Swandewi Astuti, Melinda Choy, Malcolm Moore

Nyoman Sutarsa
Department of Public Health and Preventative Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Udayana University, Indonesia. Email: sutarsa.nyoman@anu.edu.au

Putu Ayu Swandewi Astuti
Department of Public Health and Preventative Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Udayana University, Indonesia

Melinda Choy
Academic Unit of General Practice Department, Medical School, The Australian National University, Australia

Malcolm Moore
Rural Clinical School, Medical School, The Australian National University, Australia
Online First: July 01, 2020 | Cite this Article
Sutarsa, N., Astuti, P., Choy, M., Moore, M. 2020. COVID-19 Pandemic: Opportunity to Accelerate e-Health in Indonesia. Public Health and Preventive Medicine Archive 8(1): 1-3. DOI:10.15562/phpma.v8i1.259

The COVID-19 pandemic is still unfolding. At least, 214 countries have reported confirmed cases, and 185 countries have confirmed local transmission, including Indonesia (WHO 2020, Ministry of Health of Indonesia 2020). The pandemic has transformed the way people interact, including in healthcare settings. Patients are under lockdown; human movements are restricted, and health workers are at risk of infection. There is no certainty regarding how long this pandemic will endure.


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