In today’s technology-centered culture, patients are using technology to interact with medical providers and address their healthcare needs more than ever. According to an article by Healthcare IT News, this increased patient engagement via technology will change the way patients and providers interact, and will improve patient care as it develops.
The idea of engaging patients in their care is not new, but using technology to do so is, and healthcare providers involved with this changing patient-provider interaction are on the forefront of the upcoming changes. Not only does new technology enhance patient-provider communication, it also promotes shared decision-making and drives patient accountability for self-management.
While organizations should take caution in not relying too much on technology to support patient care—the organization must have efficient and effective workflows supporting the technology—many programs have already been successful with using technology to enhance patient engagement for the better.
To read the full Healthcare IT News article, visit http://www.healthcareitnews.com/blog/using-technology-engage-patients. What do you see as the biggest technology enhancement in patient engagement?