In today’s fast-paced medical industry, patients sometimes seem to slip through the cracks. Fortunately, with the influx of new technologies, it is now possible for doctors and patients to stay connected in ways that were not possible even a few years ago. The following are a few ways doctors and patients are using modern technology to keep connected.
Wearable tech is making it possible for doctors to stay connected with their patients and monitor conditions more closely than in the past. With wearable electronic devices sending telemetry to a doctor’s computer or mobile device, a doctor is able to stay on top of a patient’s condition by remote. If a patient’s condition changes for the worse, wearable tech provides a doctor with patient information that will allow a doctor to respond to a patient’s immediate needs more quickly and efficiently.
With the help of cloud-based solutions for patient management, companies are dedicated to helping doctors automate their patient’s follow up and preventative appointment scheduling. The benefit of Solutionreach Patient Engagement and similar management products is that automating this side of patient management and connectivity frees a doctor and their staff up to better serve patients face-to-face in the office.
Standard Method of Electronic Communication
According to Poweryourpractice.com, when it comes to dealing with patients 18 to 26-years of age, email is still a standard method of communication for many. For doctors who intend to keep lasting relationships with patients in this age group, utilizing methods of electronic communication they view as being standard becomes critical to ensuring the channels of communication remain open. Failure to engage younger patients through these avenues of communication could prove to be a poor business decision for most doctors.
With the advent of mobile devices and mobile apps, doctors are now able to reach out and educate patients more directly about conditions that may be affecting them. Many interactive apps allow patients to communicate with their doctor by remote, as a member of a group, which makes it possible for a doctor to meet regularly with patients and provide support for patients with special health complications. One type of scenario where this sort of technology becomes useful is educating diabetics as to the latest information on managing their blood sugar and other aspects of diabetes.
With the ever changing landscape of modern technology, the potential for increased connectivity between doctors and patients is an emerging field of interest in the medical industry. Being able to connect with patients more quickly and efficiently will allow doctors to provide better quality healthcare services to their patients. Technology is at the heart of improving healthcare.