[Current developments on digitalization : Analysis of quality and economics in healthcare].

Research paper by H H Dick, S S Doth, C C Ernst, S S Fischer, M M Holderried

Indexed on: 05 Aug '21Published on: 05 Aug '21Published in: Der Urologe. Ausg. A


In the German healthcare system and thus also in the field of urology, economic conditions are becoming increasingly relevant and, in addition, digital applications are becoming more widely used. Health economic analysis of the framework of digitalization in the German healthcare system and selected areas of application in urology. Analysis of the report of the German Advisory Council for the development of healthcare. Conduction of a systematic literature analysis on the use of structured reporting and analysis of selected literature on telemedical applications in urology from a health economic point of view. The German Advisory Council for the development of healthcare identifies the regulation and complexity of the German healthcare system as well as the handling of data protection and data security as key obstacles to digitalization. The use of structured reporting can increase the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of reporting in urology. In terms of costs, significant savings can be realized with increasing digitalization in medicine. From a medical and health economic perspective, there is a need for further development in the framework for digital applications in the German healthcare system with regard to information security and data protection. With the appropriate use of digital applications such as structured reporting and telemedicine, optimal conditions can be established for the increasing use of artificial intelligence in the field of urology. © 2021. Springer Medizin Verlag GmbH, ein Teil von Springer Nature.