Healthcare in the third millennium is largely delivered through systems involving the use of the technological devices and services, foremost among them telemedicine. For the adequate delivery of digital medicine services, however, it is necessary for users to be digitally literate, that is, able to consciously make use of technology. In order to understand how relevant digital literacy is in determining the e􀀀ectiveness of e-Health services, we performed a traditional literature review on 3 major databases by combining the terms “Digital Literacy” and “Computer Literacy” with the terms “Telemedicine” and “Telehealth”. Starting from an initial library of 1,077 papers, we selected 38 articles. At the outcome of the search, we found that digital literacy is a pivotal element in conditioning the e􀀀ectiveness of telemedicine and digital medicine services in general, however, with some limitations.

The role of digital literacy in achieving health equity in the third millennium society: A literature review

Filippo Gibelli
Co-primo
;
Paolo Bailo;Giulio Nittari;Ascanio Sirignano
Penultimo
;
Giovanna Ricci
Ultimo
2023-01-01

Abstract

Healthcare in the third millennium is largely delivered through systems involving the use of the technological devices and services, foremost among them telemedicine. For the adequate delivery of digital medicine services, however, it is necessary for users to be digitally literate, that is, able to consciously make use of technology. In order to understand how relevant digital literacy is in determining the e􀀀ectiveness of e-Health services, we performed a traditional literature review on 3 major databases by combining the terms “Digital Literacy” and “Computer Literacy” with the terms “Telemedicine” and “Telehealth”. Starting from an initial library of 1,077 papers, we selected 38 articles. At the outcome of the search, we found that digital literacy is a pivotal element in conditioning the e􀀀ectiveness of telemedicine and digital medicine services in general, however, with some limitations.
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