Every practice strives to improve the health of those who turn it for help for, after all, that is the primary goal of any healthcare provider worth his salt. Driving patient engagement is an excellent stepping stone to guaranteeing better health outcomes, yet a NEJM survey finds that facilities have their heads in the clouds with 66% of patients confessing dissatisfaction. It’s about time things changed for the better and our range of digital patient monitoring solutions can drive engagement and improve health outcomes through patient-centric care. Let’s break down exactly how we achieve this via our depth of intelligent care tools.
1. Virtual visits that enable care education for patients
The benefits of patient education or awareness include compliance, with a study in the American Journal of Medicine substantiating that educated patients have a 67% compliance rate. This represents a significant step up from the 40% to 50% current adherence rate, as pertains to long-term medication therapies today.
Patient education becomes vital for improving:
- Preventive care
- Chronic care management services
- Post and pre-care management
It does this by enabling patients not just to perform recommended guidelines but also to understand their treatment better, which increases motivation and follow-through.
At Aura Health, one way our personalized digital healthcare solutions enable patient education is via virtual visits. Doctors use our smart audio-visual communication technology to ready patients for procedures, ensuring they adhere to pre-procedure tasks to ensure the best possible outcomes for surgeries, among other procedures.
Moreover, our virtual visits enable doctors to follow up on post-procedure treatment, while continually providing awareness to patients on the best recovery paths as things change on a day-to-day basis.
On top of that, our virtual education technology bolsters self-care management as patients are able to understand their conditions better and take proactive steps to improve their health outcomes and well-being. Through routine reminders and convenient appointment booking, patients and doctors can also meet with greater regularity and success, which fosters stronger relationships and openness.
2. On-the-go health apps and devices for better self-care
Doctors are often considered to take the lion’s share of responsibility when it comes to a patient’s health. However, patients too have their part to play and are just as pivotal to their health outcomes.
At Aura Health, we provide personalized and smart portable digital health monitoring solutions, including but not limited to:
- Pulse Oximeter
- Weight scale
- Temperature monitor
- BP monitor and more
All of these enable patients to better keep track of important vitals including weight, blood pressure, and heartbeat, which are key to determining progress or finding red flags that need immediate medical attention.
For instance, our pulse oximeter can detect fluctuations in heart rates, which may point to a variety of conditions. On the other hand, irregular changes in body temperature might indicate the onset of disease even though you might not feel exactly under the weather. Monitoring these vital signs facilitates early treatment before extensive damage sets in.
Moreover, all the data is integrated and available in-app, which allows patients to get a picture of their health and well-being, anywhere, anytime, even on the fly. This goes a long way to facilitate a preventative approach rather than a curative one, which is always the desired state of affairs.
3. Automated reports to enhance diagnosis and continuous care
Our advanced analytics and reporting systems ensure healthcare providers have actionable insight into their patients’ health at all times. Reports can be generated automatically and the physician can access the medical data and a wealth of other medical repositories from the clinical portal.
When coupled with our virtual care communication technology, this revolutionary digital monitoring solution enables providers to deliver continuous care instead of just engaging with patients a handful of times like in the past.
The result is a more positive patient experience, especially when it comes to the management of chronic care conditions. In fact, research shows that this continuity of care leads to many other improved outcomes including:
- Reduced hospital visits
- Improved satisfaction
- Heightened effectiveness of preventive care
One study featuring chronically ill diabetic subjects even credits lower medical costs and reduced severity of complications to continuous care.
4. Inclusive care for shared-decision making to lower readmissions
When patients are not engaged in the decision-making process, chances are that patient outcomes can deteriorate, as evidenced by an American Journal of Surgery report.
The study, which featured 598 patients with blood pressure difficulties, found out just as much. It showed that patient intervention can increase the likelihood of patients being proactive about their prescription, with subjects showing incremental improvements over one year. In a nutshell, patients were able to control their blood pressure better because they had a strong say in the process.
As a digital health solution provider, we understand the importance of patient-centric care to improve engagement and treatment success. Thus, our intelligent and personalized care solutions work to keep doctors and patients in the loop through mobile-available analytics and modern communication technology, which leads to:
- Improved patient outlook on treatment
- Better decisions on care plans
- Reduced hospital readmissions as patients are likely to follow through with care
But don’t just take our word for it. Studies found that facilities such as Mayo Clinic have realized up to a 19% reduction in hospital admissions due to the incorporation of a shared decision-making treatment model.
Lack of access to continuous care is one of the biggest hurdles when it comes to enhancing patient engagement and well-being. Approximately 14 in 100 people living with chronic conditions don’t have adequate healthcare access to help manage their conditions, which leads to poor health outcomes. Our virtual care and RPM technology can work to minimize some of the barriers to care, bridging the gap to meet patients where they are, especially in cases where regular in-person visits may simply not be feasible. These personalized care plans plug shortages in the industry while providing consistent support to steer patients along their wellness journey.
If you want one of the best remote patient monitoring solution providers in your corner to make your care management more personalized, strategic, and effective, we’re happy to help. Call us today.