“We’d like to do it all. Get patients in faster, keep a full schedule, track down those who need follow-up care, and engage them once they leave,” said Esme Mendez, Director of Operations at Family Doctors of Green Valley. “But, we struggle to simply reach our patients.”
Ever since the world’s first 3D printer was built in 1983 by Chuck Hall, this technology has steadily progressed into one of the biggest game changers in the medical field. In just the year 2014, the 3D-printing industry grew by 35.2%. The impact of this technology will be seen across the medical board, from increased cost efficiency, faster prototyping, and innovative problem solving--all coming together to better patient health outcomes.
Tech tools should increase healthcare access for everyone, and information technology (IT) has the potential to do just that for patients who have trouble getting the care they need.
Chatbots have come a long way from their early days in the 1960s. You may already be considering using a chatbot to answer common questions and perform routine tasks. But does your practice really need one? Here are some questions to ask that could help you reach a verdict.
In partnership with Allscripts, our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Tashfeen Ekram, MD, shared some thoughts on the future of patient engagement--how we can modernize the approach to patient communication in order to fill the gaps and get people in front of the care that they need.