Technology, Telehealth

Top 8 Tips for Embracing Healthcare Technology in the Digital Age

08/22/2022

Digital tools are evolving rapidly, and healthcare providers are embracing new technologies such as telehealth, patient portals, and health monitoring devices. These tools allow patients to receive care from anywhere in the world. They provide healthcare providers with better access to patient records and other health data. In addition, virtual care can help increase access to healthcare for underserved populations, improve health awareness among patients, and accelerate healthcare providers’ adoption of digital technologies. 
 

Despite the many benefits of healthcare technology, some challenges still need to be addressed. For example, healthcare providers must ensure that they are using these tools in a way that complies with HIPAA regulations. Patients may also be hesitant to use new technologies for their healthcare needs. However, as more and more people become comfortable with virtual care, these challenges will likely dissipate. 

 

 1. Healthcare anytime, anywhere

One of the most significant benefits of healthcare technology is that you can access healthcare wherever you are. Whether finding a provider, hospital, or scheduling a telehealth appointment, patients can find access to care from anywhere in the world.  

 2. Access to health records

With the prevalence of technology, healthcare providers have better access to patient records and health data. Electronic health records allow healthcare providers to easily track a patient’s medical history, medications, and treatment progress. This information can improve the quality of care that patients receive. 

 3. Increase access to care

Virtual care can also help increase access to healthcare for underserved populations. By using telehealth, healthcare providers can reach patients who might not otherwise have access to healthcare services. This is especially beneficial for patients living in rural areas or with transportation challenges. With telemedicine, patients can consult with their healthcare providers via video conferencing and receive care for a wide range of conditions without traveling to a healthcare facility.  

 4. Improve health awareness

Overall, health awareness has improved among patients. With digital tools, patients can easily track their health data, such as their weight, blood pressure, and activity level. This information can help patients make healthier choices and identify potential health problems early on. Increased access to health records and health data improves knowledge of health conditions. 

 5. Digital acceleration

The adoption of digital technologies by healthcare providers has accelerated and helped improve communication between providers and patients. Appointments are also more convenient and easier to schedule when telehealth is involved. 

 6. Provider collaboration

Technology can also improve collaboration between healthcare providers. By using telehealth, healthcare providers can consult with other healthcare providers in real-time, which can help to improve the quality of care and treatments that patients receive. 

 7. Health monitoring devices

Health monitoring devices, such as smartwatches, are becoming increasingly popular. These devices allow patients to track their health data, such as their weight, blood pressure, and activity level. This information can help patients make healthier choices and identify potential health problems early on. Digital therapeutics, which uses digital tools to help patients manage their health, are also gaining popularity. These devices can be used to help patients track their medication use, monitor their symptoms, and make lifestyle changes.

8. Healthcare of the future

Healthcare technology is playing a major role in shaping the healthcare of the future. With telemedicine, virtual care, and health monitoring devices, healthcare providers can provide better and more accessible care to patients. As healthcare technology evolves, it will positively impact patients’ quality of care. 

 

Our infographic outlines these top 8 tips for embracing healthcare – download it here. If you want to discuss healthcare technology and how SureCo can help, call us at (800) 467 – 4898. We are here to help.

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