At ahti we follow interesting news items about health, data and innovation. In this way, we gain insights about improvements in health and healthcare. In the last few weeks we have found the following items to share with you. Some are in Dutch, some are in English.

1. Nú winkelen? De druktemeter moet burgers helpen beslissen – NRC, 23-09-2020

Mensenmassa Steden en provincies proberen met nieuwe technieken voor burgers lokale drukte aan te geven. Zo kunnen die beter beslissen of een bezoekje aan een bepaalde plek verstandig is.

2. Navigate safely with new COVID data in Google Maps – Google, 23-09-2020

More than one billion people turn to Google Maps for essential information about how to get from place to place–especially during the pandemic when safety concerns are top of mind. Features like popular times and live busyness, COVID-19 alerts in transit, and COVID checkpoints in driving navigation were all designed to help you stay safe when you’re out and about. This week, we’re introducing the COVID layer in Maps, a tool that shows critical information about COVID-19 cases in an area so you can make more informed decisions about where to go and what to do.

Google also gives insight in mobility when people work at home and when they go to the office.

3. Nationale Ombudsman: ‘Het zorgsysteem sluit niet goed aan bij de realiteit’ – NPO Radio 1, 17-09-2020

Het zorgsysteem sluit nog altijd niet goed aan bij de realiteit van burgers. Dat concludeert de Nationale Ombudsman in zijn nieuwste rapport.

You can read more on the website of the Ombudsman.

And read the report.

4. How South Korea Successfully Managed Coronavirus – The Wall Street Journal, 25-09-2020

The country has blended technology and testing like no other.

5. Kenya, Ghana set global pace in adoption of mobile payment – Business Daily, 24-09-2020

A new research reveals that Kenya and Ghana have the second and third highest mobile payment usage in the world after China, highlighting Africa’s potential in modern finance. The report, Five Strategies for Mobile-Payment Banking in Africa, by American research firm Boston Consulting Group (BCG) estimates that the total value of global mobile financial services transactions in 2020 is between Sh1.6 quadrillion and Sh2.1 quadrillion yearly.


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