The Experts’ Bulletin summarised and discussed a new report on the impacts and use of Telemedicine in Bahrain. Published as part of Derasat’s partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Bahrain to study the socio-economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the Kingdom of Bahrain, the report examines the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic on people’s physical and mental well-being and highlights the benefits of using telemedicine during the pandemic. The report relied on in-depth interviews with a sample of health professionals and telemedicine users to gather qualitative evidence regarding the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic on physical and mental health, on the effectiveness of telemedicine as an alternative strategy for accessing healthcare services, as well as on how the telemedicine practice could be improved for the future.
The Bulletin was presented by Dr. Fatima Alsebaei, Research Fellow at Derasat, and took place on Thursday, February 4th, 2021 via Zoom.
Fatima Alsebaie, Ph.D. is a Research Fellow with the Bahrain Center for Strategic, International and Energy Studies (Derasat). Her research interests fall into two broad categories: Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence and IT Issues in the GCC Region; and Women in the IT Field. Her analyses have appeared in a number of news outlets, with an analysis on women in the IT field published in a peer-reviewed journal. She has contributed to reviewing a research paper for the Information Technology & People Journal and has contributed to writing and editing chapters for a number of books related to women in Bahrain. In addition, she is often invited as a speaker and panellist to seminars on AI, Blockchain and Women & Technology.