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Doctors 2.0: The New Physician-Patient Relationship, Pr. Arie Kruseman, NL


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Dr Kruseman examines the contribution of web 2.0 and new technology to the health system, through the physician and patient relationship.

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Doctors 2.0: The New Physician-Patient Relationship, Pr. Arie Kruseman, NL

  1. 1. The New Dr-Patient Relationship in Europe Prof Arie C Nieuwenhuijzen Kruseman, internist President Royal Dutch Medical Association (KNMG)
  2. 2. What is the problem and is Health 2.0 the solution?
  3. 3. <ul><li>increase of Health Care demand </li></ul><ul><li>shortage of Health Care workers </li></ul><ul><li>relative decrease of Health Care budget </li></ul>The problem (1)
  4. 4. <ul><li>two-lane fragmentation of Health Care </li></ul><ul><li>explosion of Health Care cost </li></ul><ul><li>information overload </li></ul>The problem (2)
  5. 5. A paradigm shift is needed
  6. 6. People like innovation, not change
  7. 7. Change is in particular difficult as long as the users don’t see the benefits
  8. 8. eHealth and Health 2.0 have the potential to create more efficient, cost-saving and innovative Health Care systems
  9. 9. Published January 18, 2011
  10. 10. eHealth and Health 2.0 are tools. Whether or not to use is not the question. The question is how.
  11. 11. Health 2.0, it’s up to you;
  12. 12. Dutch politicians are afraid of data sharing, while patients are complaining of health providers not sharing data enough
  13. 13. <ul><li>current organisational, funding and legislation structures hinder innovation </li></ul><ul><li>professional organisations are not much inclined to adapt to new circumstances </li></ul><ul><li>field parties are reluctant to promote transparency </li></ul><ul><li>culture of Health Care parties is not geared to change </li></ul><ul><li>Health Care consumers are not fully aware of opportunities and threats of Health 2.0 </li></ul>Obstacles to implementation of Health 2.0 Health 2.0, it’s up to you;
  14. 14. <ul><li>inadequate defined accountability and responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>as everyone is an information provider, misinformation is frequently published </li></ul><ul><li>misuse of personal information </li></ul><ul><li>digital divide may parallel socio-economic divide and consequently increase health differences </li></ul>Threats to Health 2.0 Health 2.0, it’s up to you;
  15. 15. <ul><li>government must remove obstacles to Health 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>integration of organisation and funding of Health Care </li></ul><ul><li>patients should control their care by a personal health budget </li></ul><ul><li>functional funding based on case-management by the patient </li></ul>Possible measures (1) Health 2.0, it’s up to you;
  16. 16. <ul><li>counterbalance the nonsense promulgated on the internet </li></ul><ul><li>introduce rules that make the misuse of personal information impossible </li></ul><ul><li>make Health 2.0 solutions known to policy makers, Health Care providers and the public </li></ul>Possible measures (2) Health 2.0, it’s up to you;
  17. 17. ‘ eHealth in beeld’