Websites, apps and social media – Are patients ahead of the profession?

State of the Art Lecture 1

Websites, apps and social media – Are patients ahe
Wednesday 13th September 2017
08:30 - 09:00
Cavaniglia A
Capacity: 1200
16/06/2024 23:15:54

The use of the Internet as the first source of health information is increasing. Patients are feeling more empowered and more involved in their own health and health decision making. Social media has brought new possibilities to discuss health and medical problems but can also lead to patient´s being misinformed. The global mobile boom has resulted in a huge number of health apps, but few of them are scientifically evaluated. Online health information and medical apps have the potential to increase access to treatment and self-management programmes, also for pelvic floor disorders. There is a great demand for eHealth solutions from patients and caregivers but what do we know about the use, the effectiveness and the costs? Are we ready?