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How Healthcare Technology Can Improve Patient Experience?

From my professional perspective in the outpatient specialty care world, I believe health care technology offers significant benefits to patients. These benefits extend not just to this specific sector but also broadly apply to inpatient hospital systems. You can leverage Healthcare Technology to Improve Patient Experience.

The key advantages of healthcare tech revolve around three main ideas: access, transparency, and accountability & support.

Firstly, let’s talk about access. With the aid of technology, patients now have a different level of connectivity with their clinicians or support staff than they had previously. This could be through secure messaging platforms allowing asynchronous communication which is often quicker and more personalized than traditional methods like phone calls.

Moving on to transparency; Patient portals are becoming increasingly popular as they give patients direct access to lab data, imaging studies etc., without having to wait for a call from the clinicians office. In fields like physiotherapy or physical therapy visual trackers help monitor progress towards goals which improves patient motivation as well.

Last but certainly not least – accountability & support! The same system that allows for clear communication between patient and clinician also provides room for some much-needed accountability and/or support if there’s a gap until the next follow-up visit. Asynchronous communication systems such as remote patient monitoring or telehealth provide continuous engagement between clinicians and patients enhancing clinical outcomes while improving the overall patient experience!

These are just three ways how health care technology is benefiting both sides – from improving clinical procedures right up till enhancing patient engagement experiences!

 

 

 

How Healthcare Technology Can Benefit Patients and Improve Their Overall Experience?

In the ever-evolving world of healthcare, technology has become an integral part of improving patient care and experience. In my years working in outpatient specialty care, I’ve witnessed first-hand how innovative solutions can enhance not only clinical outcomes but also the overall patient engagement level. However, it’s essential to note that these benefits are not limited to this sector; they apply across different areas within healthcare, including inpatient hospital systems.

In exploring how healthcare technology can benefit patients and improve their experience, three main ideas come to mind: access, transparency, and accountability/support.

 

Access

The advent of technology has ushered in a new era where patients have unprecedented access to clinicians, support staff, and organizations at largesomething unheard of a few decades ago. For instance today we have secure messaging or inbox platforms allowing patients to raise concerns or seek advice from medical professionals asynchronously on their own time and often more quickly than traditional channels like phone calls. This enhances communication flow between both parties while fostering stronger relationships as well.

 

Transparency

Patient portals are another technological innovation offering unparalleled transparency into one’s health status. These online platforms provide patients with immediate access to lab data results without having to call a doctor’s office or wait for someone on the other end of the linean inconvenience many know all too well.

Beyond providing test results though such portals can even feature visual trackers showing progress towards set goals especially useful in physical therapy cases where movement range improvements against pain levels may be tracked over time thus motivating continued treatment adherence while simultaneously improving patient experiences through tangible evidence showcasing progress made.

 

Accountability/Support

Last but certainly not least is how healthcare technology fosters increased accountability amongst patients whilst providing necessary support along their journey. Just as secure messaging allows for questions/concerns so too does it establish a system wherein clinicians can monitor adherence rates check-in on lifestyle changes being recommended ensure continuity of care etc., all remotely irrespective when next appointment might be scheduled (which could be weeks months away).

This feeling knowing someone else is watching out for your wellbeing creates an environment conducive towards achieving desired outcomes leading ultimately better clinical results plus improved experiences because now they feel heard cared about engaged by those entrusted with managing their health needs effectively efficiently humanely possible manner imaginable something everyone deserves regardless age gender race socioeconomic background geographical location etc.

 

Summary

Healthcare Technology offers myriad benefits ranging from enhanced accessibility & transparency higher degree accountability/proactive support making difference peoples lives meaningful ways thereby revolutionizing way modern medicine practiced delivered experienced globally.

 

How have you implemented healthcare technology to improve patient experience?

 

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Rafael E. Salazar II, MHS, OTR/L (Rafi) is the Principal Owner of Rehab U Practice Solutions and the host of The Better Outcomes Show and the author of Better Outcomes: A Guide to Humanizing Healthcare. His career trajectory includes 12+ years of experience in healthcare management, clinical operations, programmatic development, marketing & business development. He even spent some time as an Assistant Professor in a Graduate Program of Occupational Therapy and has served on numerous boards and regulatory committees. He has worked on projects ranging from patient engagement initiatives to marketing communication campaigns to a multi million dollar project assisting the State of Georgia's Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities transition individuals out of state institutions to community residences. His work on Telehealth has been discussed in Forbes.

Today, Rafi helps innovative healthcare companies like technology startups, platforms, SaaS companies & innovative healthcare organizations develop effective positioning strategy and business development plans through his consulting work. He also leverages his experience as a professor and academic to speak and train on the topics around humanizing the healthcare experience & healthcare innovation. In addition, Rafi also owns and operates ProActive Rehabilitation & Wellness, a multidisciplinary outpatient clinic treating patients with musculoskeletal pain.

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