Patients have the power

Patients have the power to make doctors more digital

If your doctor isn’t communicating with you outside the exam room, find a new doctor.

  • If your doctor doesn’t use electronic medical records—and encourage you to access and understand them—find a new doctor.
  • If your doctor isn’t interested in what you’re reading about your condition online, find a new doctor.
  • If your doctor doesn’t use connected technologies to communicate with you outside the exam room, find a new doctor.

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5 mobile patient engagement benefits

5 mobile patient engagement benefits beyond remote check-ins

The rise of transformative technologies, from EMRs to wearables, is quickly making mobile devices a very real part of a person’s healthcare journey. Studies have shown that 90 percent of Americans now own a mobile device, and they spend an average of 43 minutes per month on those devices, compared with just 22 minutes at an average doctor’s visit. Mobile devices make information instantly available to far more people, integrating them with our daily lives more than traditional desktop computers ever did.

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You may have noticed the absence of my usual posts to HealthBlog. Here’s why. I was preparing for an out of town business trip on Monday of last week when I learned that my adult daughter needed an emergency appendectomy. As coincidence would have it, my business trip just happened……………

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