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Using digital technology to meet the demands of today’s health consumers

Healthcare providers are using digital tools to manage the increased healthcare demands. But not every age group feel easy to use healthcare technologies. Now different healthcare tech players are working to catch up in implementing technologies effectively. Deevita is one such organization that makes the best use of digital technology in healthcare. 

Healthcare providers should invest in digital tools to promote high quality, low-cost care. Stakeholders from across the industry stand to benefit, as patient-generated data, combined with clinical and claims data, provide a more complete view of patients. Not to mention, Deevita offers state-of-the-art digital healthcare solutions to US providers and payers. 

Patients are ready to engage with providers to improve their wellness, and the barrier to entry is low, thanks to the proliferation of smartphones, cheap sensors and more health data. Healthcare providers can learn from other sectors and harness consumerism to encourage patients to engage with their health. 

Disease-monitoring and diagnosis tools were the most-funded segments of digital health in the first quarter of fiscal 2018, according to Rock Health. The success of those tools depends in part on the data that emerge. American consumers are open to sharing health-related information such as their medical history with their physician digitally, but are less interested in sharing lifestyle-related data. When patients do share data, it’s often because they want shorter wait times and lower costs. 

Both the public and private sectors have been encouraging patients to share and control their health data. The rising wave of consumer-centricity is going to lift the boats of those most prepared to offer consumers and patients a smooth ride. Most physicians think that more data from patients will improve the quality of care and make it more personalized. 

The value of healthcare organizations will not be in just owning the data but rather in the algorithms and the ability to use the insights they generate to affect health outcomes. To that end, providers should come up with overarching strategies for how they deal with data. Those strategies should include integrating nonclinical data with EHR data, user experience, interoperability and engaging a diverse set of patients. 

Hevin Jose
Hevin Jose
I am an Digital Marketing Executive working in Deevita, Redmond.

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