Education Winter School Track

27th November – 15:45 – 17:00 – Session V
Education Track

Digital Tools to Connect with Patients

Digital Health has the potential to change medicine and help patients better manage chronic diseases. In the past, physicians would get a snapshot view of the patient’s health during a monthly or quarterly visit.  Now as we enter a period of continuous monitoring, physicians can gain insights which could allow them to better diagnosis and treat each patient’s disease.  While these approaches do have some benefits, these devices could fundamentally change the patient/physician relationship which could overburden the current healthcare systems.

Physicians and healthcare systems need to thoughtfully adopt these technologies in a way that accentuates the benefits while reducing the shortcomings.  Also, physicians need to consider how they plan to integrate information from these devices as an increasing number of patients bring data generated from these devices to office visits to show activity, sleep, and heart rate trends. Additionally, as these data are combined with tools such as artificial intelligence and predictive analytics, physicians will need to evaluate the robustness of these tools and whether they are relevant to each patient’s management.  This session will review the current state of the art for digital technologies and will discuss how clinicians may want to integrate into clinical practice.

Chair

Stephen McMahon

Stephen McMahon

Chairman and co-founder of the Irish Patients’ Association (IPA)

Panel

Case Study Estonia: Effectively Using Electronic Medical Records to Improve Care

Dr Tõnu Esko

Dr Tõnu Esko

PhD Vice Director, Estonian Genome Center, Institute of Genomics, University of Tartu

Case Study Romania: Embracing Digital Apps and Other Tools to Enhance Patient Care” (by Marius Geanta and Mihai Ioana)

Mihai Ioana,

Mihai Ioana

University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova; SCJU Craiova, Romania

Case Study Migraine: Embracing Digital Apps and Other Tools to Enhance Patient Care

Francois Cadiou

Francois Cadiou

Healint

Jesús Rueda Rodríguez

Jesús Rueda Rodríguez

Director, International Affairs, MedTech Europe