I absolutely love this article on patient engagement and telehealth. Despite the rise in digital health, healthcare providers are still trying to figure out how to use the technology.

The current physician shortage is expected to increase to 52,000 by 2025. The affects of the shortage are clearly seen during the VA fiasco. Already patients have to wait months for an appointment, imagine what it will be like in 10 years.

Patient engagement serves as a possible solution.  In the future, patients will have to be more involved in their own care. Fortunately wearable devices like Fitbit and telemedicine help providers and patients stay connected from anywhere.

Contact us at RealTime Clinic to find out how you can start using telemedicine today.

 

 

Source: From patient engagement to telehealth, what does it all mean? | Healthcare IT News

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