What are the different categories of DHS solutions to address COVID-19?

We are currently working to create a taxonomy of the different types of Digital Health Solutions (DHS) that exist to directly address the situation relating to COVID-19. One solution may include several aspects of the categories listed.

Thera are many DHS that are indirectly relevant, but they are not in scope of this activity. There will be separate activities for them in the WP: Going to Digital Health overnight.

We are continuously adding solutions that we become aware about in our analysis and refining the classification. Go to our analytics sections to current status. If we missed any category or if you would like to give us feedback on how we define the category, please fill in this survey.



Purpose – Patient

Purpose – Health care system

On-line self assessment tool

On-line assessment for patient to evaluate symptoms to understand if they are likely to be infected of COVID-19

Empower patients to make initial assessment about potential infection.


Adaptive assessment and discussion to assist patients to understand what actions to take.

App for self assessment

Similar to on-line assessment but through app.

App for symptom tracking

A more advanced version of the self-assessment where the patient tracks the symptoms throughout the disease progression.

Pre-hospital tracking

Solutions that help hospitals monitor at home and identify patients who need intervention. (We are looking for examples for this)

Pre-ICU monitoring

Solutions that help monitor patients in the hospital which do not yet need ICU care. (We are looking for examples for this)

ICU decision support

Solutions that help identify patients in the ICU which require active intervention to deteriorate the health. (We are looking for examples for this)

Monitoring of adverse effects of drug treatment

Solutions to monitor the specific known side effects of the drugs.

Proximity tracking

By using Bluetooth or other means tracking who the individual has been close to.

Identifying other infected individuals

GEO tracking

Like proximity but using the data from the phone carrier to identify whom the individual has been close to.

Personal tracker and movements for disease spread

Solutions to use information from personal tracking devices on an aggregated level to identify development of the disease in a region.