Background: An adequate online presence is essential for any medical practice. Studies have shown that patients increasingly use the internet for medical information, to search for physicians and to use online services. Expert associations and journals use social media to maximise their online reach. Objectives This study presents chances and risks of an online presence for urologists. Results :A professional and visually appealing website is key to modern doctor-patient communication. When developing a professional digital identity, one must consider technical aspects as well as legal requirements. Recommendations and guidelines have been put in place to give guidance, Šg. on social media strategies or the development of a websites content design. Medical professionals need in-depth consultation, especially regarding the complex legal requirements. Conclusion Content published online must be handled thoughtfully-no matter what digital medium is used. It is advisable to strictly separate private and professional online presences. Furthermore, the goals regarding an online presence should be regularly reevaluated and, if necessary, adjusted.
|Translated title of the contribution||Opportunities and risks of a contemporary online presence for urologists|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 04.06.2019|
Research Areas and Centers
- Research Area: Luebeck Integrated Oncology Network (LION)