Visiting the doctor can be a little nerve-wracking for many people. Sometimes it seems like the entire doctor's appointment goes by in a blur, and once you leave you realize you forgot to ask your doctor about your specific medical concerns and questions. By planning how you will approach your doctor's visit ahead of time, you can avoid this problem and ensure a much more successful and stress-free doctor visit.
A survey from Deloitte found that consumer expectations about healthcare providers and interactions in healthcare settings are being formed by the types of positive experiences they have with other industries, such as banking and retail.
Personalized attention, tailored solutions, transparency regarding what to expect and how much it will cost, and convenient, expanded access to services are just a few of their expectations.
You’ve often heard the phrase: "Necessity is the mother of all invention." That couldn’t be more true for one of CareSync’s Co-Founder, Chief Operating Officer, and Registered Nurse, Amy Gleason. Here, Amy will share the personal story of her daughter’s rare condition that led to the invention of CareSync, a clinical care coordination company that is focused on patient-centric solutions for people with chronic illnesses. Later in the series, she will discuss the following components of chronic care management including: requirements, insights 15 months in, struggles, overcoming obstacles, trends, the true value of CCM, and where she believes the future of healthcare is heading.
Patient Engagement is the biggest buzzword in healthcare right now, but many people aren't sure what it is, and no one is absolutely certain how to make it happen. As we create CareSync, our team is constantly looking for ways to get people proactively involved in their care, and I had a chance to test it out personally over the last few days.
This 15 year old (and I've known her since she was six) opens up about what it's like to be a patient. I am most impressed that she recognizes that she wants to be engaged and wants to participate in her care, but feels like the majority of her clinical team doesnt respect her needs. This takes guts!
This is a slight adaptation of a post I recently made on my personal blog.
I've worked in healthcare technology for the bulk of my adult life; over a decade, in fact. However, I am not a clinically trained person. I can hold my own at dinner parties (I make a fantastic +1), can get through a demo with most doctors and hospital executives, but do not have any clinical training. I somehow manage to get through the bulk of my days knowing what I know.
Today we see and hear a lot of focus on the healthcare industry, and emphasis placed on quality healthcare availability for everyone. One major point that is stressed is increasing patient engagement to improve healthcare. There isn't a doubt in my mind that engaged patients (and care teams) can completely shift healthcare. After all, it's been said time and time again that the patient is the most under-utilized resource in healthcare.