Telemedicine: the opinion of urologists DOI: 10.29188/2542-2413-2020-6-1-36-44

  • Shaderkin I.A. – PhD, Head of the Laboratory of Electronic Health, Institute of Digital Medicine, Sechenov University, ORCID 0000-0001-8669-2674
  • Zelensky M.M. – editor of the urological information portal UroWeb.ru
  • Shaderkina V.A. – Scientific editor of the urological information portal UroWeb.ru,  ORCID 0000-0002-8940-4129
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Relevance. From January 1, 2018, amendments to the legislation of the Russian Federation came into force in Russia – Federal Law dated July 29, 2017 n 242-ФЗ «On amendments to certain legislative acts of the Russian Federation on issues the use of information technology in the field of health», regulating the doctor’s distance relations and the patient, remote prescribing of medicines, as well as electronic medical workflow and electronic medical records.

Goal. As part of this, in 2019, UroWeb employees conducted an anonymous survey of urologists on this topic to clarify relations of the urological community to telemedicine technologies in medicine.

Materials and methods. We interviewed 1314 urologists of Russia and the CIS countries for the period from January 16, 2019 to December 28, 20. Results. More than 76% of urologists believe that the use of telemedicine services can increase the availability of medical services, and more than 50% of urologists believe that their quality will also increase. Over 78% of urologists are ready to advise their patients remotely subject to access to medical records.

Conclusions. The questionnaire survey showed that the use of telemedicine technologies was considered by most urologists they are quite admissible in their specialty and are ready for their implementation in their practice.

Conflict of interest. The author declare no conflict of interest

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