E-health in inflammatory bowel diseases: More challenges than opportunities?

Peter Bossuyt, Lieven Pouillon, Guillaume Bonnaud, Silvio Danese, Laurent Peyrin-Biroulet

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Abstract

Patients with inflammatory bowel disease need close monitoring for an optimal disease management. For this, e-health technologies are promising tools. But the current evidence for the implementation of e-health in inflammatory bowel disease is weak. For this a critical evaluation of the existing evidence is presented. Furthermore some essential conditions need to be full-filled. We need a robust digital infrastructure that is workable for the patient and the healthcare provider. Important legal issues need to be solved to protect the patient. And the e-health technologies will have to proof their durability, feasibility and acceptance for the patient on the long term.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1320-1326
Number of pages7
JournalDigestive and Liver Disease
Volume49
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2017

Keywords

  • Crohn's disease
  • Disease monitoring
  • Mobile applications
  • Self-management
  • Telemedicine
  • Ulcerative colitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology

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