Stellenwert der Digitalisierung im urologischen Alltag

Translated title of the contribution: The importance of digitalisation in urology

Johannes Salem*, Julian Peter Struck

*Corresponding author for this work


The Internet has shaped and changed society like no other technology. Culturally, the emergence of the Internet is being described as having the same impact on society as the invention of printing. In 2018, more than 4 billion people had access to the Internet. Among all Internet users, approximately 80âŠ% search the Internet for health-related information, with cancer being the most frequently searched condition. Patients rate the Internet as the second most helpful source of information, outranked only by consultation with a medical doctor. There are more than 2.6 billion active social media users. Among urological residents, 97âŠ% use social media on a regular basis. Digitalisation has the potential to strengthen patients' health literacy and optimise patient care, especially in the oncologic field. In summary, digitalisation bears an enormous potential for the field of urology.

Translated title of the contributionThe importance of digitalisation in urology
Original languageGerman
JournalAktuelle Urologie
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)386-391
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 15.05.2019

Research Areas and Centers

  • Research Area: Luebeck Integrated Oncology Network (LION)


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