The World Health Organization (WHO) unveiled its first digital health worker as part of a global initiative to convince the world’s more than one billion tobacco users to quit smoking, share life-saving information during the coronavirus pandemic and combat misinformation about the coronavirus.
Developed by New Zealand technology company, Soul Machines, Florence is what is known as an avatar, a virtual brain behind the virtual body.
The World Health Organization Classification of Digital Health Interventions v1.0: A shared language to describe the uses of digital technology for health has recently been launched. The classification of digital health interventions (DHIs) categorizes the different ways in which digital and mobile technologies are being used to support health system needs. Targeted primarily at public health audiences, this Classification framework aims to promote an accessible and bridging language between technologists and those in health, to facilitate discussions and ways of articulating needs, as well as to describe functionalities represented in digital health system implementations