© 2021Tatyana Vladimirovna Root

2021 – № 2 (22)


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Root T. V. (2021). Pandemija COVID-19 – trigger cifrovizacii zdravoohranenija [COVID-19 Pandemic as a Trigger of Health Care Digitalization].  Medicinskaja antropologija i biojetika [Medical Anthropology and Bioethics], 2 (22).

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Tatyana Vladimirovna Root is a post-graduate student and teacher at the Yuri Educational Center (Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow).

Keywords: big data, artificial intelligence, machine learning, health care, biomedicine, COVID-19 pandemic

Abstract. COVID-19 pandemic started a period full of contradictory feelings. A digital state and digital health care are gradually becoming reality, but the mechanisms of these systems are not well-understood yet. The article attempts to describe the specificity of big data in health care: what are its constituent parts, how are they structured, in what branches of biomedicine can big data analytics be applied? The author questions the possibility of further development of these new trends for the benefit of doctors and patients, pointing out that big data analytics, like all innovations, has a downside. The article touches upon particular problems of the introduction of digital technologies into health care and ways to solve them. The digital reform of health care has started only recently, and now is the moment when medical anthropologists’ expertise can help to maximize benefits and avoid harm from the seemingly inevitable changes.


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