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eHealth 2.0 – possibilities, perspectives and challenges for the clinical management of patients with chronic conditions

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The working group “Digital Nephrology” of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Nephrologie in cooperation with the Zentrum für Telematik und Telemedizin GmbH (ZTG) would like to invite you to its first conference  “eHealth 2.0 – possibilities, perspectives and challenges for the clinical management of patients with chronic conditions“.

Where: Münster, Großer Saal des Liudgerhauses des Bistums Münster
When:  13.06.2015, 09:30 – 16:00 h

The program comprises state of the art keynotes and a panel for the presentation and discussion of ehealth projects. Furthermore there will be ample possibilities for networking between clinicians, start-ups,  and a variety of experts in the field.

Prevalence of chronic conditions like hypertension and diabetes are increasing steadily  and already have an enormous impact on health systems. Slowing disease progression and reducing adverse safety outcomes requires significant personal involvement of these patients to integrate complex recommendations that include medication adherence, lifestyle modification and nutritional adaptation. While studies indicate that higher specific knowledge is associated with improved self-management behavior in chronic disease, individuals with CKD are often dissatisfied with their ability to communicate with their health care provider, and are frequently unaware of their diagnosis or its implications. Furthermore intersectoral communication between the different medical professions involved is an ongoing problem in the care of such patients. Double documentation and delayed information can lead to serious misunderstandings and problems in drug safety.

Digital transformation offers a multitude of possibilities from ehealth-tools to telemedicine and holds tremendous potential to improve patient-care in clinical nephrology. Developing innovative solutions to detect, inform, engage and communicate should not be left to the industry alone. Nephrologists know the context of care including problems and challenges involved. In line with partners from research institutes and the industry they should take an active role in the exploration and evaluation of current and potential uses of health IT platforms to advance kidney disease care.

Please find further information including application for panel here:

http://www.ztg-nrw.de/veranstaltungen/konferenz-der-kommission-digitale-nephrologie/
http://www.dgfn.eu/aerzte/digitale-nephrologie.html


Contact: Dr. Stefan Becker, Institute for Drug Safety and Department of Nephrology, University Hospital Essen, stefan.becker@uk-essen.de

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