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State of the Art - Websites, apps and social media – are patients ahead of the profession?

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The opening state of the art lecture at ICS 2017 will be ‘Websites, apps and social media – are patients ahead of the profession?’ presented by Eva Samuelsson (Associate Professor at the Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umeå University, Sweden)

This session focuses on the use of the internet by patients as a source of medical diagnosis. 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?

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