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Why we need Patient Engagement Strategies?

Experts say that one of the biggest challenges in the healthcare industry is to integrate meaningful patient engagement strategies into primary care.  But at the same time, we need correct technology, broad availability, and effective risk stratification, so that specialty care providers can build patient engagement strategies.

All clinicians must remember respecting patients, having clear communication, providing availability of appointments, and putting the patient at the center of the care team are some of the important tactics. Sometimes when the clinicians see their patients only once or twice a year then the provider may need to deploy different relationship-building techniques than their peers or competitors.

Whereas in Orthopedics, providers tend to turn to an integrated network of mHealth apps and remote monitoring tools to remain in contact with their patients.  They also lean on this technology to allow the provider to detect patient recovery progress. The patient portal is a little too static for a risk-based model.  In a primary care situation, it is more about monitoring long-term or chronic conditions like diabetes or cancer.

Connected health tools such as secured smartphone messaging technologies assist the providers to manage changes in a patient’s care plan.  A set of health tools, such as securing smartphone messaging technologies – will help providers manage changes in a patient’s care plan efficiently.

Sending Secure Messages by Patients to the Providers allows them to send healthcare requests to the physician.  The physician can then deliver diagnostic results, preventive care advice, and other healthcare information securely to their patients.  In addition to this, all patient-provider communication remains part of the patient’s HIE community record for later reference.

Filling Initial Assessment details by Patients through Virtual Visit is growing rapidly in healthcare. The expansion of virtual care which includes real-time video consultation with a physician via the internet and patient demand for immediate convenient access to healthcare will continue to grow.

Currently, Accessing Specialty Care has a long waiting period

Therefore, it is a must for healthcare providers to have strong communication skills and to get to know the barriers that hinder normal recovery.  The providers need to use their interpersonal skills to obtain this information.  It is an important step in recognizing patients that need extra care outside their practice.  This way, supporting the patient role in emerging care models, will help the specialists to have a better patient experience.

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