Urologie 2030: Die dringende Notwendigkeit die Digitalisierung in der Urologie schon jetzt voranzutreiben um die medizinische Versorgung aufrecht erhalten zu können - ein Expertenkonsens

Translated title of the contribution: Urology 2030: Why it is key to promote digitisation in urology today to maintain medical care in the future - An expert consensus

Johannes Huber*, Hendrik Borgmann, Kurt Miller, Axel S. Merseburger, Susanne Krege, Christian Gratzke

*Corresponding author for this work
1 Citation (Scopus)

Abstract

Due to demographic change associated with an increase in patient numbers as well as the existing shortage of medical personnel, the German healthcare system will face a major challenge in patient care. In order to maintain high-quality patient care at a high level, the digitisation of urology should be driven forward promptly and forcefully as digital applications such as online appointment scheduling, video consultations, digital health applications (DiGAs) and others could significantly improve treatment efficiency. The long-planned introduction of the electronic patient record (ePA) will hopefully accelerate this process, and medical online platforms could also become a permanent part of new treatment methods, which could emerge from the urgently needed structural change towards more digital medicine, including questionnaire-based telemedicine. This transformation, which, already today, is urgently needed in the healthcare system, must be demanded and promoted by service providers, but also by policymakers and administration, in order to achieve the positive development of digitisation in (urological) medicine.

Translated title of the contributionUrology 2030: Why it is key to promote digitisation in urology today to maintain medical care in the future - An expert consensus
Original languageGerman
JournalAktuelle Urologie
Volume54
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)213-219
Number of pages7
ISSN0001-7868
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 06.2023

Research Areas and Centers

  • Research Area: Luebeck Integrated Oncology Network (LION)
  • Centers: University Cancer Center Schleswig-Holstein (UCCSH)

DFG Research Classification Scheme

  • 205-14 Haematology, Oncology
  • 205-23 Reproductive Medicine, Urology

Cite this