Among the many challenges the healthcare industry faces aren’t just discovering some breakthrough cure or developing an all-knowing AI. It’s determining ways to make quality healthcare more available and affordable to the public. Creating lasting solutions for this issue requires many changes, but healthcare technology can play an integral part. In fact, there are already several ways healthcare technology is being used in various capacities to make receiving care accessible while controlling costs to care-seekers.
Plenty of consumer technology available on the market is already in the homes and pockets of millions of Americans. Those working in healthcare technology have realized that in order to leverage the craze for consumer gadgets and find a way for them to fit into new care delivery models. Now, arguments can be made whether smartphones and smartwatches are considered affordable. However, this certainly does not raise any barriers for accessibility once users already possess the tech. More and more, personal devices and wearable devices have become critical tools that patients have to connect with their providers.
Digital Office Management
Simply put, digital office management systems help tremendously with the copious amounts of administrative work that goes into running a health system. That can translate to countless hours saved each year handling schedules, billings, electronic health record sharing, diagnostic imaging, etc. Not to mention, improving these efficiencies makes the care experience far more enjoyable for the patient and enables practices to see more patients. Streamlining office management needs keeps overhead costs lower so the people can take on those savings.
Patient Outreach and Involvement
Telehealth has shown how it’s actually possible to increase care, resources, and education to remote or under-served populations. Moreover, this highlights how providers are reaching out with healthcare technology and how patients are empowered with the tools and resources to take on a more active role in their healthcare. Encouraging patient engagement in today’s healthcare landscape is invaluable. Through their own involvement, they can research the right type of treatment plan that suits their needs, including financial constraints. Providers can meet them halfway by extending transparency to treatment pricing and walking patients through all available options.
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