Edited by: Professor Thomas Hugle, Dr Johannes Knitza and Dr Martin Krusche
Digitalisation is transforming medicine, both for patients and physicians. Mobile health including apps, telemedicine and artificial intelligence are entering the field rapidly. This process is fostered by the current pandemic, obviously requiring more autonomy and flexibility of patients and doctors.
Digital transformation in health care notably affects patients with chronic disorders and long, interdisciplinary patient journeys. In rheumatology, most immune-mediated, degenerative or chronic pain disorders are chronic. Thus our patients likely will get in contact with digital solutions and hopefully there will be improved patient care.
This collection is dedicated to the topic Digital Rheumatology. The aim of this series is to collect articles on new digital tools and solutions and to describe their practical use and implementation in rheumatic patient care.