The relationship between patients and health care providers have for the longest time possible being dogged with subtleties and difficulties due to limited communication between the two. Patients have been blamed for not describing their symptoms fully leaving the medical professionals with limited information to make proper diagnosis. The medical professionals on their part often find it hard to communicate effectively to the patients about several treatment elements as they do not know how the patients will perceive such advice. This has led to patients getting ineffective treatment plans, unresolved health issues for long and frustrations. However, there are some advances in health care technologies that are aimed at giving patients more control and below are some of them.
Patient Engagement Technology
This technology advancement has brought along a timely solution to the problems experienced in communication between patients and health care providers. This technology developed by top healthcare technology companies like Solutionreach,is aimed at empowering the patient. They enable the patient take control of their health, maintain their health plans as well as providing the patient with supportive communities.
How does this technology work?
The patient engagement technology allows patients to take control over their own health. They monitor their plans of treatment by having access to the necessary tools easily. It basically transfers the roles believed to be the doctor’s traditionally to the patient who is in turn expected to maintain a healthy lifestyle and a good health plan. Patients are able to view their records and create accounts that enable them to access doctor reviews before booking an appointment or see their lab test results and get information from other alternative sources. A patient is given more power to enable them take control of their well-being and thus the emergence of treatment plans that are targeted.
This technology has even expanded to wearable technology and mobile devices. Patients are able to monitor their health progress without necessarily seeing a doctor. There are apps like the Apple’s Healthkit that sends results to physicians directly. iGetBetter app is meant for post-surgery patients and it gives the power in their recovery process thus decreasing their chances of re-admissions. New mothers also get the advantage of getting health tips from doctors who are also mothers too without the need for appointments. There are also mobile platforms where patients are able to reach health experts to get health tips and advices on short notices.
All of these technological advancements are meant to give the patients more power and control over their own health.