Patient Care and How to Improve it With Digital Health
The fundamental aspect we can improve right now is how patients are not being well engaged and informed. With a solid relationship between them and their physicians, they know and trust each other and work together to find the best course of treatment. It empowers patients instead of making decisions for them. It also gives them a voice and a choice in their health, especially in managing chronic diseases, known to have the heaviest burden on the healthcare system. Therefore, obtaining the best value will increasingly influence care delivery.
Having a personalized patient experience improves health outcomes. Instead of medical complications, ER visits, and late-stage disease treatment, patients have personalized, preventative, and timely care, where they can manage chronic diseases and prevent avoidable ones.
Patients with chronic disease have it 24/7 all year long, and their interaction with the health system is usually 3-4 times a year. With digital wearables having a connected platform, patients can see how they are doing at any moment.
Also, it makes them informed and able to manage their condition on time and have meaningful conversations with their physicians on how they are doing and what can be done better about their health in terms of disease management.
By providing data to the platform, there is a significant opportunity for healthcare providers and policymakers. With the information collected from patients (because of the trust built to give data) to be analyzed, have a better-informed decision in the policy-making process, and ultimately obtain the best value possible with the outcomes.