Go Beyond the Traditional Office Visit
Patients need to know their doctors and care providers are with them beyond the 15-30 minutes they may spend with them during an in-person or telehealth appointment. This means providing patients with resources pertinent to their conditions and associated health risks. For instance, if patients are struggling with cardiac issues, consistent and intuitive resources on associated factors, like nutrition, fitness, medication adherence and more can be deployed through digital messaging to help patients become further empowered to become active agents of their own care.
In a climate in which nearly 25 percent of Americans say they have steered clear of some sort of medical care, including doctor visits, medications, vaccinations, annual exams, screenings, vision checks, and routine blood work, because of the expense, it’s critically important that patients have resources to keep themselves healthy in between rarer office visits.