eHealth as a key for patient-centered care in urology DOI: 10.29188/2542-2413-2018-4-1-2-3-8

I.A. Shaderkin 1,2, G.S. Lebedev 1,3, V.I. Perhov1

  • 1 Federal Research Institute for Health Organization and Informatics,
  • 2 Research Institute of Urology and Interventional Radiology named after N.A.Lopatkin – National Medical Research Radiology Center,
  • 3 I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University, Moscow, Russian Federation
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There is the current status of eHealth principles and methodologies applications for patient-centered care in urology in global prospect. Knowledge and involvement of patients are the key points of a patient-centered care, but it seems like they are very weak implemented in a urology practice. There are prerequisites for formation of an integrated approach to the solution of this problem. However this direction demands further research. We found main barriers for patient-centered care in urology which can be overcoming by meaningful use of digital technologies.

Conflict of interest. The author declare no conflict of interest

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urology, ehealth, health care management, patient-centered care, telemedicine