How technology can empower the patient as partner

Seamlessly interconnected networks of technology helped healthcare organisations respond rapidly to the coronavirus pandemic, ensuring safe and stable patient care after the shutdown of the planet. The same technology is changing the way doctors and patients interact.

Encouraging a partnership between doctor and patient

Within an active patient-partner network, a 2015 study published in PLOS ONE assessed patient involvement. The study showed that, regardless of how well other members of the healthcare team perceived their feedback, patients who were given the chance to serve as a healthcare partner played a more active role in their treatment.

Building a solid technology foundation for patient partnering

  • Embracing the patient as a partner implies providing fair access to health knowledge to patients.

  • Patients connect more in their treatment and report greater satisfaction by enjoying the same holistic view of their healthcare experience as their clinical partners, as well as finding clear ways to provide input and receive contact from physicians. It increases trust and strengthens the relationship between the patient and the doctor.

  • For several healthcare organisations, however, the difficulty is obtaining the full view.

  • This unstructured information also includes patient-generated information, CD and DVD data, and even smartphone and tablet-captured content.

Using technology to enable a stronger patient partnership

The aim is to ensure that access to data is seamless and intuitive for clinicians and patients. The care-delivery team accesses clinical material from inside the EPR by integrating your EPR with OnBase, rather than looking for separate frameworks for what they need. Clinicians and patients can spend more time creating a sustainable healthcare relationship with convenient and instant access to information anytime and anywhere. Read More From Source