A new year is almost upon us and with brings new opportunities to help your patients become more involved when it comes to their health. Why is it so important to keep your patients involved and engaged in their healthcare?
When your patients are engaged, they will be more likely to take the initiative to have their immunizations, sign up for health screenings, and take preventative measures. When your patients know what they have to do to remain healthy, they will start eating right, exercising regularly, and keeping a watchful eye on their health conditions.
A large number of patients would like to be more involved in their healthcare, but many of them do not know which steps they need to take. One of the ways that patients think will allow them to be more engaged and involved in their health is by using technology.
Many patients believe that if they were able to receive messages from their healthcare providers or any automated system that they would remember when they had an appointment. The patients also feel that a messaging system would also help them remember when they needed to take their medicine. If patients are able to receive messages from their healthcare provider, they will be motivated to schedule appointments and follow-up on those appointments.
If you are a healthcare provider and you are looking for more ways to get your patients engaged, you should certainly look into the impact technology can have on your new patient engagement strategy for the new year.