Improved Patient Care
Despite the fact that technology has made it easier to monitor patients remotely, it is vital to ensure these tools are used appropriately and that they are being utilized effectively. This is because technology in healthcare is only truly essential when it can help address real issues at a specific point in time.
Increased Patient Engagement
The technology behind fitness trackers and smartwatches has made its way into mainstream culture, and this trend can be used to increase patient engagement in healthcare. These tools allow patients to monitor their own health and wellbeing, resulting in better understanding of their condition, and ultimately more proactive care procedures.
Studies have shown that engaged patients are more likely to attend medical appointments, follow their treatment plan, and adhere to recommended screenings. This, in turn, leads to improved health outcomes and lower costs for the care provider.
services. For example, telehealth apps allow patients to consult with physicians without having to travel long distances, which saves time and money.
Healthcare professionals are dedicated to providing top-tier treatment for each and every one of their patients. However, there are many factors that can lead to adverse events (AEs). Some of these include communication failures and medication errors.