Digital Health

The use of digital health technologies and solutions has become increasingly popular in recent years, with the rise of the Internet and the growth of the healthcare industry. As a follow-up project of “Digital Health and Self Tracking”, the aim of this project is to compare the use of digital health technologies across different cultures and examine the implications for data security, transformation processes in health, genetic data, self-tracking, and monitoring life.

Ehealth has the potential to significantly transform the healthcare sector by improving the quality and accessibility of healthcare services and improving the delivery of care, reducing healthcare costs, and increasing efficiency. Thus, ehealth can have a positive impact on the health outcomes of individuals and society. However, the extent and impact of these transformation processes depend on the cultural context, healthcare system, and the level of ehealth implementation, as well as the policies and regulations that govern its implementation. For example, some cultures may be more resistant to change, while others may be more open to new technologies. As ehealth has been implemented in various cultures and societies across the world, the extent and impact of its implementation varies greatly. For example, some countries have embraced ehealth and made significant investments in digital health technologies (like Turkey), while others are still in the early stages of ehealth adoption (like Germany). The cultural attitudes towards ehealth and technology also play a role in shaping the extent of ehealth implementation in different societies.

Related publications

*Özkan, Ö., Şahinol, M., Aydinoglu, A.U. et al. Reflections on Turkish Personal Data Protection Law and Genetic Data in Focus Group Discussions. Nanoethics (2022).

Related blog posts

Şahinol, M. „Dis-/Abilities – Dijitalleştirme Bağlamında Engellilik/Engelsizlik ve Medya” / “Dis-Abilities – Nicht-/Behinderung und Medien im Kontext der Digitalisierung”, Orient-Institut Istanbul, Newsletter (, Sonbahar/Herbst 2020 (p. 32).