Tomorrow is already today: Urology healthcare in the near future

Thematic Session 8

  • Location:
    Room 4, Capital suite (level 3)
  • Chair:
     L. Drudge-Coates, London (GB)
  • Aims and objectives of this session

    This session will give the delegates an insight in the role of digital technology and examples of how it now plays an increasingly important role in healthcare provision in addressing the challenges faced by health services around the world.
    The participants will get an overview of:
    • The specific use of e-health and how it plays a pivotal role in evolving the way in which healthcare is delivered.
    • The use of the internet and patient access for clinical information.
    • The impact of technology and how it is changing traditional hospital consultation practices

e-Health in urology: What can we expect?
 H.G. Van Der Poel, Amsterdam (NL)
Aims and objectives of this presentation

eHealth is changing medicine. Both healthcare workers and patients communicate and gather information on the digital highways. How will these changes impact healthcare? How is regulation of the highway traffic done in a safe and rapid fashion? We will reflect on the possibilities and needs.

Online health information seeking among patients
 J. Moreland, Elgin (GB)
Aims and objectives of this presentation

Online Health Information Seeking (OHIS) has become an area of increasing interest over the last decade.

The Internet has enabled the democratisation of health information, as knowledge that was previously exclusive to health professionals is now available to the public.

The prevalence of patient OHIS and the impact it has on health professionals, in the context of patient consultations, is the focus of an ongoing body of research outlined in this lecture.

Urology nursing tomorrow: Webconsultation
 W.M. De Blok, Utrecht (NL)
Aims and objectives of this presentation

Now that the current communication systems make it possible that grandfather can communicate with his granddaughter with a click of the mouse, new options for our patients should be considered.
In hospitals where not only new technology can offer innovation of care, discussions are ongoing about what should or should not be done.
Privacy legislation can be an obstacle for innovative plans, whereas online technology opens up options that weren’t possible 1 year ago.
In this session examples of opportunity and threats will be shown and discussed.

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