87 %are open to the use of modern technology in care (Source: INQA – Digitalisierung in der Pflege)
74 %of respondents say that not everything should be digitised (BITKOM 2021)
87 %would like to see the promotion of media and information literacy in all age groups (BITKOM 2021)
“Digital support is desired.”
Especially in times of pandemic, lockdown and social isolation, attitudes toward digital health (DIGA) and care (DIPA) applications have changed enormously. Studies show the increasing desire for digital support: 90% of the participants in a survey in Germany no longer want to do without the benefits of digitisation. And more than half of those surveyed want to participate more in digital life – but know too little about it. (BITKOM 2021) However, participation and digital sovereignty require knowledge, competence and empowerment. This is because around a quarter of the people surveyed in Germany often do not dare to use devices such as smartphones or computers – for fear of doing something wrong (BITKOM 2021). These fears can also be observed among people with care and support needs – but also among professional caregivers.