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E-Conference on "Future in Health" from MTU


An online e Conference will be held by Malatya Turgut Ozal university (MTU), where the future of Health, digital health and smart hospitals will be discussed together. E-conference on “The Future In Health, Dıgıtal Health And The Vısıon Of Smart Hospıtals To The Health System” will be moderated by MTU Rector Prof. Dr. Aysun Bay Karabulut. Deputy Minister of Health Dr. Şuayip Birinci, Chairman of the Higher Education Quality Board (YÖKAK) Prof. Dr. Muzaffer Elmas, YÖKAK Member & TUSKA President Figen Çizmeci Şenel, Turkish Philips CEO Haluk Karabatak, Siemens Healthineers Turkey In Vivo Digital Health Manager Onur Ağuş, Dubai Fakeeh University Hospital CEO Dr. Fatih Mehmet Gül and MTÜ Faculty of Medicine Academic Member Dr. Gökhan Gökçe will attend the conference.

"Standardization One of the Most Basic Building Blocks of Digitalization"

Deputy Minister of Health Şuayip Birinci said, "I believe that the congress, organized by Malatya Turgut Özal University, with the main theme of the future in health, smart hospitals’ contribution to the vision of digital health will leave eye-opening marks on all stakeholders of health," “One of the most distinguished sectors of our country, along with the defense industry, is the digital health sector. One of the most fundamental building blocks of digitalization is standardization, you cannot digitize anything that you cannot standardize. With this starting point, we have integrated our entire digital infrastructure into the national health data dictionary system, which provides a strong standardization, in order to ensure the smooth digitalization of digital health in Turkey.” used the expressions.

A System With Daily Appointments Up To 600 Thousand

E-Nabız is the Personal Health System with the Most Users in the World. Deputy Minister Birinci, referring to the evaluation of information systems in terms of the Ministry of Health, said, “The Central Physician Appointment System, which made health service much easier and more accessible in 2010, is the largest portal in the world and The system with the highest number of related appointments. A system whose daily appointments can reach up to 600 thousand. Workshops in 2014, when there was a positive break in digitalization in health. The step that creates an atmosphere for artificial intelligence tools is the personal health system E-Pulse, our pupil. It has been serving our 83 million citizens since 2015, it is the personal health system with the most users in the world with approximately 42 million users as of now

We are the World's Largest and Most Digitalized Ministry of Health.

Deputy Minister Dr. Birinci, stating that they realized completely domestic systems with Turkish Engineers, “While doing all these, we put all kinds of data in a closed and secure network in order to avoid a data security problem. We did it in a way that we can now consider the largest public sector project in the world. Such a large amount of health data, should be closed to leakage from outside. You may have heard that Turkey is not affected by the great attacks in the world. One of the reasons for this is that we do not use foreign databases in any way, we work with completely domestic systems and Turkish engineers.

“When Individuals Are Healthy, Societies Are Healthy.”

Rector Prof. Dr. Aysun Bay Karabulut said, “For healthy societies, first of all, the smallest building block of the society, the individual must be healthy. When individuals are healthy, societies are healthy. In addition to the success of institutions treating patients in a country, the success and work of public health or preventive health institutions are very important. "

"We Are Building Our Healthcare Infrastructure On Solid Foundations"

Prof. Dr. Karabulut stated that the work in the field of health has been improved as a whole with quality and said, “As of the establishment of our Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Health Sciences, we have been shaping our health-based activities in this direction. We continue our work in the fields of healthcare services with our units built on solid foundations, we ensure that the quality of healthcare services in our country is constantly increased, sustainability is ensured, advanced expertise in diagnosis and treatment, advanced healthcare workforce and diseases that require high technology, with easy access to healthcare, and effective, high-quality services.

"The Biggest Task is for Universities and Their Educators"

Prof. Dr. Karabulut, as of the point where the world has come; The health sector has become a rapidly changing field and shows instant changes with technology. Due to this developing situation, we have to prepare the world and the health infrastructure according to the age our young people will live in. Here, the biggest duty falls on us universities and educators. Because digitalization in the health sector can only be achieved through scientific and academic studies carried out at universities. In this sense, our university will bring new perspectives by integrating innovative approaches in health with technology with our departments and programs. " said.

"We want to be a pioneer in innovations"

Stating that one of the biggest reflections of the technological changes taking place is the emergence of smart hospitals, Rector Prof. Dr. Karabulut said, “We cannot finish by counting the benefits of smart hospitals, but the most prominent reduction in mortality rates, 7% decrease in risk-based mortality, 40% improvement in average diagnosis rate, 22% reduction in hospital stay, increase in efficiency up to 60%. In addition, the time allocated to the clinic has increased significantly and the information provided to their training has increased significantly. We shape our projects and goals in line with the needs we have determined, we strive to keep up with innovations and even to be a pioneer in innovations. In this sense, one of our biggest goals will be to strengthen our health and technological infrastructure with our projects and to contribute to our country in the field of health. "

Making a presentation on "The Contribution of Technology to the Quest for Quality", Higher Education Quality Board President Prof. Dr. Muzaffer Elmas said, “The role that falls to us and universities is to make breakthroughs that will support these advances, and to design our education and training accordingly. Look, we have faced some things right now because of Covid, but this confrontation will become more destructive if significant changes are not made after Covid. This development in technology; Intelligent systems, robots, artificial intelligence, augmented reality, big data and their tools have a curve of change. It is very important for everyone to gain competencies, these competencies are; innovation, analytical thinking, digital competence, communication, values and ethics. As information and technology progress, the importance of ethical and moral values becomes more evident.”

Stating that the future is now in a rapid change, President Elmas said, “Who will be affected by this change. Infrastructures will be affected, the tools used will be affected and those who use it will be affected. When we look at it in the context of the university, the people we raise will be affected. Therefore, when we look at it as a university, we have to train our students with these equipment, they must adapt to change. As you can see, everything in the world becomes very complex and complex. It has become inevitable to make use of quality processes to manage this change and lead, because nothing works with static structures anymore. ”

"We see it as a company with roots in Turkey."

In his speeches, Turkish Philips CEO Haluk Karabatak said, “Malatya Turgut Özal University is a new university, but as far as I can see from your presentations, it is an extremely young, dynamic and energetic university. Therefore, I think it is a suitable partner to talk about the health of the future and the technologies of the future. Philips is a 130-year-old company in the world. We share a period that has a very special meaning for us, we left 90 years behind in Turkey, in this sense, we see ourselves not as a foreign company, but as a company with roots in Turkey. "

"Resources Are Downsizing, But Needs Are Increasing."

Speaking about the development and contributions of the company, Karabatak said, “It started with Philips lighting and entered the health sector with the introduction of the first x-ray tube in the 1920s. It continued by renewing itself almost every 20, 30 years. The next 30 years will be a period in which we are rebuilding and redefining ourselves. When we look at it, we call it Philips 6.0, but we don't just say it. We are one of the leading healthcare companies in the world. We are the largest company in healthcare software, and as of 2020, we are shown as the most innovative company among the health technology companies in the world. Philips sees 4 main factors in the world. One of them is that our resources are shrinking very seriously with the increasing population. With the increase in the population, it is also getting old. With the rapidly aging population, chronic diseases are also on our agenda. Resources are decreasing but needs are increasing. It is important to manage this effectively. No other health system in the world has the ability and capacity to bear such a huge change and such a huge burden. Therefore, we need to provide sustainable health services with the solutions we will produce and take measures to support them. “

"I would like to thank our university for leading the studies on digitalization in Turkey." Onur Ağuş, Digital Health Manager of Siemens Healthineers Turkey In Vivo, said, “When we talk about digitalization and future trends, we mean making an informed decision throughout the patient experience. Because when we look at it in terms of health, we see that the most important thing is to make a decision. This decision-making process, which starts when the patient enters through the door and is registered; The examinations requested, the guidance made after the examinations, the making and management of the treatment decision continue to progress in the form of making decisions together with the patient during the follow-up of the patient.”

Ağuş said, “First of all, the world population is aging and with this, a health personnel shortage is expected. We have to close this supply and demand gap and do a study for it. At the same time, the cognitive burden on physicians and healthcare professionals has increased enormously. Oncologists dealing with a complex disease group use 60 critical data per hour from 50 thousand patient data per day. We are also developing our systems in this direction. "

"Digital Controls Provide a Great Advantage in Space, Time and Cost."

YÖKAK Member, TUSKA President Figen Çizmeci Şenel, The rapid use of remote controls has caused a serious decrease in costs, but the fact that remote control has some disadvantages makes us wonder what the long-term result will be. We, as an institution, are wondering if the cost reduction and other advantages will cause the audits to turn completely digital when the conditions return to normal, whether the face-to-face audits will be repeated, or rather to what extent. Digital inspections provide a great advantage in space, time and cost. It also offers an alternative for situations where on-site inspection cannot be made. We have seen that it provides more opportunities for examining documents, especially in the medical record and computer environment, and this is a very important advantage.”

"Digital Leaders Will Determine the Future."

MTÜ Faculty of Medicine Faculty Member Dr. Gökhan Gökçe said, “Covid 19 has ended an era and started a new one. Nothing will be the same anymore. The name of the New Age is "DIGITAL AGE". There are two options for countries to be either digital dependent or digital leader in this new age. Digital leaders will determine the future. MTU has organized this international congress in order to present the vision of the future in health, digital health and smart hospitals to the health system by perceiving the predictable requirements of the new age early and taking a proactive step. By setting an innovative goal, it has initiated the action of implementing Turkey's fully digital smart hospital formation at the MTU Medical Faculty hospital."

Dubai Fakeeh University Hospital CEO Dr. Fatih Mehmet Gül said, “Our future goal is the hospital without a reception. When the patient arrives, he has to sit in the waiting room, our staff must go to the patient with the tablet in their hands and perform the procedure. We have finished the paper process now. Including the operating room. We can share all kinds of documents with the operating room team, all under tablet management. Things like that paper is there, this paper is here. We used to call it a paperless hospital, but we were connected to monitors. The monitor is now in hand , we can manage everything with applications. You enter the house and come to the hospital. You don't wait in line. In our hospital, every patient has a tablet in their bed. He can see all the details about his doctor, see all the data that the doctor has written, and see the places he will go to and vitals from now on. This tablet also includes meal management, patient education services, room control systems. "