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Digitalization and Society

Edited By Bünyamin Ayhan

This book presents a collection of papers by researchers from several different institutions on a wide range of digital issues.

Digitalization describes the phenomenon of how knowledge is processed and the processed knowledge provides social transformations beyond digitization, interaction, annihilation of time and space, the phenomenon of usage in multimedia. Transformed is not only the society but also its mentality. Digitalization reveals a sui generis digimodern process by processing modern structures with the help of compulsory tools. This process is a reconstruction of social structures and institutions on the basis of the digitalization perspective. Each social institution adapts this process and provides a contribution to the digitalization of society.

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Digital Health (Uludağ / Asst. Prof. Yusuf Yalçin İleri)

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Asst. Prof. Ayhan Uludağ* & Asst. Prof. Yusuf Yalçin İleri**

Digital Health

Introduction

One of the most important developments of modern life is the right of individuals to obtain information. Technological developments serve as an important auxiliary function to meet this requirement. Similarly, access to healthcare services is an indispensable, irrecusable, and inalienable right, which is extremely important for any individual. Developing digital technologies play a major role in all provisions of healthcare including informing patients, sharing information among healthcare professionals, enlightening the community, and storing information.

The investment and implementation of information technology (IT) has made an amazing contribution to the healthcare sector in recent decades. Especially in minimizing the distance and time, it provided many improvements for the benefit of patients. Beyond communication simplicities, it offers significant advantages to physicians in the diagnosis and treatment stages. Hospital Information Management Systems (HIMS) also significantly contribute to healthcare managers in management, strategic planning, coordinating, and auditing of their organizations. It helps managers to decrease costs and increase efficiency in hospitals. Despite the abundance of these positive developments, of course, it also brings along some non-negligible problems. The confidentiality of patient information and other privacy violation issues are among these problems. When it comes to the sanctity of human life, it is sometimes more important to respect human dignity than to obtain healthcare. The protection of human dignity is an unequivocal top priority in healthcare services compared to many...

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