Vasileios Nittas

By Vasileios Nittas 07:33 am April 7, 2020
The unprecedented speed of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) had the world quickly realise that the only way to avoid a frontal crash is a temporary emergency brake. As we slow down and stay home, the novel coronavirus sweeps across communities, destabilizes livelihoods and forces a new 'normal'. A new normal that requires distance and discipline. Yes, we are all in this together; and yes, it is each and...
By Vasileios Nittas 05:14 am November 26, 2019
About the author: Vasileios Nittas is a doctoral candidate at the Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute, University of Zurich. The opinions in this piece are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of MobiHealthNews or HIMSS. Electronic Public Health, or shorter, ePublic Health is an emerging 'joint venture' between tradition and innovation. It is the...
By Vasileios Nittas 05:23 am July 23, 2019
It is widely known that the true success of digital health initiatives ultimately depends on end-user acceptance, motivation and engagement. The harsh reality is that only a fraction of eHealth solutions reaches the user, a smaller fraction of those is being adopted, while an even smaller fraction passes the line of “initial adoption” and achieves sustainability. This reality holds equally for...
By Vasileios Nittas 12:21 pm March 12, 2019
The eHealth era, with all its innovations and possibilities, brings an abundance of digital tools capable of capturing our physical, mental as well as social well-being, often quantified in numbers and graphs. With the ever-increasing ownership of wearables, sensors and apps that track sleep patterns, step counts, water consumption or mood states, we are continuously creating our own personal...