We are well past the pioneering stage and are, or should be, broadly embracing the participation and personalization for patients in our digital health world. And, in my love of alliteration, I oh so wanted to add more “p” words. Actively embracing also partnered, predictive, preventative, precision digital healthcare. With the eHealth drive and impetus … Continue reading Adopting Participatory, Personalized Patient Care
Digital healthcare didn’t save my life but it went a long way to restoring my battered self-confidence. I’d been beaten down by 15 years of progressively worsening osteoarthritis in which, like the frog in cold water brought to a boil, my world had so narrowed that a walk from living room to kitchen was a … Continue reading A Patient-Centred Approach to Digital Health Care
As Canada’s population continues to age and grow, we face increased challenges around managing chronic disease and keeping patients out of hospitals. Without proper support, patients are frequently being re-admitted to hospital or visiting emergency departments. This increases costs that affect not only funders and administrators, but patients and their families as well. While the … Continue reading Remote Patient Monitoring Improves Care, Reduces Costs
Digital health is having a huge, positive impact on my personal life and my professional life. Like most people, I have been a patient at times, and I have experienced first-hand the tremendous benefits of things like electronic medical records and Alberta’s Provider Portal (EHR). When I see my doctor, it’s comforting to know that … Continue reading Digital Health Improves Patient Care: A Nurse’s Story
Today’s healthcare facilities need to streamline as well as integrate their operations. Couple this with their desire to create a more patient centric approach in how care is delivered, and it is clear that other processes will need to be used to make this happen. So, what are progressive healthcare facilities doing to integrate their … Continue reading Did You Know…A Patient Needs a Specialist… Stat!