Importance of Digital Engagement in Healthcare

Research reveals that an average person goes to the doctor around three times a year but spends 52 hours a year online surfing for relevant health information. It is a well accepted fact that we all want medical advice through an array of sources including our friends, family, office social media, blogs, news outlets, medical company websites, health blogs and everything in between. However accessing all these various…

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6 March 2019
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Patient Engagement – It’s Important

Source: Adapted from Healthcare Guys 27 Feb 2017 (Abhinav Shazhank) Last year (2017) the Health Service Executive launched the first ever National Patient Experience Survey. Why does Patient Experience Matter? Patient experience is an essential component of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Triple Aim of elevating the standards of providers’ performance: 1.Improving the patient experience of care. 2.Improving population health. 3.Reducing the per capita cost of healthcare.…

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14 March 2019
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Patient Engagement Improves Health Outcomes

Source: Adapted from HealthTech Magazine (John Edwards) Various studies have linked factors such as patient age, overall health and specific disease conditions with risk for readmission. A patient’s socio-economic status, education level and racial or ethnic background have also been cited as likely risk factors. While healthcare providers have little or no control over basic patient characteristics, there is one area that shows significant potential for lowering current…

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27 March 2019
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