The Use of Health Code to Control the COVID-19 Pandemic: Achievements, Evaluations and Future Prospects

G. Zhiyong Lan, Zeyang Zhao, Lujin Lei

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Abstract

The ongoing COVID-19 outbreak is the most serious public health crisis in the world in centuries. In its efforts for the epidemic, China has innovatively used the "health code"as a governing tool. The method has won applauses from many yet raised concerns and discussions from others. This paper reviews the basic concept, origins, contents, functions, use, technical framework, data sources, data management and data transmission of the health code for the pandemic control. It also reports popular evaluations of the effectiveness of the methods, its remaining issues and problems, rooms for improvements. Issues and problems discussed include precise identification and positioning risk groups, realization of efficient supervision of administrative rating and classification, reduction of discretional space, provision of discretional benchmarks, reduction of administrative execution burden, reduction of administrative costs, regional integration and collaboration, digital security, and privacy concerns. The authors then discuss the future implications and prospects of health code for intelligent health management and its potential to lead to other areas of smart city building.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication5th International Conference on Universal Village, UV 2020
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728195230
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 24 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event5th International Conference on Universal Village, UV 2020 - Boston, United States
Duration: Oct 24 2020Oct 27 2020

Publication series

Name5th International Conference on Universal Village, UV 2020

Conference

Conference5th International Conference on Universal Village, UV 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBoston
Period10/24/2010/27/20

Keywords

  • governance
  • health code
  • integration
  • pandemic control
  • privacy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Transportation
  • Urban Studies

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