Journal article

Contributions of Healthcare 4.0 digital applications to the resilience of healthcare organizations during the COVID-19 outbreak

GL Tortorella, FS Fogliatto, TA Saurin, LM Tonetto, D McFarlane

Technovation | Published : 2021

Abstract

In this paper, we examine the contributions of digital applications to the resilience of healthcare organizations during the COVID-19 outbreak. The studied applications are framed as Healthcare 4.0 (H4.0), comprising bundles of information and communication technologies used to improve operations in the health value chain. Data collection was carried out through semi-structured interviews with 10 senior managers from clinician and non-clinician departments of two large-sized Brazilian hospitals treating patients infected with SARS-CoV-2. Interviews were analyzed through content analysis, using data analysis categories related to the application focus (i.e., supply chain, patient diagnosis, p..

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