How Has E-Health Entrepreneurship Discourse Evolved During Covid-19? A Scientometric Analysis

  • Gianluca Salvatore Vocaturo M.Sc.Eng. graduate – Independent Researcher, Via Madonna del Soccorso, 3, 87056 – Santo Stefano di Rogliano (CS), Italy
  • Carlo Giglio Dept. of Civil, Energy, Environmental and Material Engineering, Mediterranean University of Reggio Calabria, Via Graziella – Feo di Vito, 89124 - Reggio Calabria, Italy
Keywords: E-Health, Telemedicine, Teleassistance, Entrepreneurship, Start-up, Literature Review


Covid-19 outbreak highlighted the need for treating non-Covid-19 patients remotely, where possible, in order to save their lives, and to avoid overload of healthcare systems and workers. However, it also highlighted the unpreparedness of most countries in the world to face such a paradigmatic shift from in-presence health to e-health. In most cases, this was due to the scarce investments on technological development and business development, low amount of innovative start ups launched, and a lack of entrepreneurial spirit in the sector of e-health solutions. This clearly makes it very relevant to understand the ongoing discourse on e-health entrepreneurship dynamics in literature, and to capitalize, where possible, such an understanding, and also to identify research gaps and new trends that pave the way for future directions of research. This study is based on a scientometric analysis conducted by means of the Biblioshiny app on an initial et of 198 publications in the field at hand extracted from Scopus in the subject areas of Engineering; Social Sciences; Business, Management and Accounting; Decision Sciences.


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How to Cite
Gianluca Salvatore Vocaturo, & Carlo Giglio. (2021). How Has E-Health Entrepreneurship Discourse Evolved During Covid-19? A Scientometric Analysis. International Journal of Sciences: Basic and Applied Research (IJSBAR), 60(3), 250-261. Retrieved from