In the near future, integrated health ecosystems will deliver person-centered care through advanced medical facilities, smart homes, connected devices, and a distributed medical internet of things (IoT). 

Digital patient engagement tools seamlessly link patients, providers, and payers to share personal health information (PHI). Costs drop, patient outcomes improve, and the entire community health system runs much smoother than before. 

By providing patients greater access to digital services and empowering more robust data sharing between key healthcare matrix stakeholders, health ecosystems extend human longevity and potential. It’s really not so far off. Today, at the cutting edge of medical possibility, new patient engagement and monitoring tools are transforming care delivery models across all medical specialties. 

Digital health applications streamline medical operations to strengthen community health networks. Improving the patient-provider experience offers measurable benefits for both groups. 

Better patient engagement is a critical component of delivering vital preventative and wellness healthcare interventions that strengthen the entire community health ecosystem. In this article, learn more about how to deliver digital patient engagement tools.  

Building the Complete Digital Health Ecosystem: Patient-Engagement Tools 

A rural physician set out to learn why one of his aging patients kept going into and out of the hospital with recurrent congestive heart failure exacerbations. 

He examined the patient’s medical record to find the cause of the patient’s frequent hospital readmissions. The answer soon became crystal clear—lack of continuity of care following discharge and limited patient engagement with aftercare recommendations.

The regional health system had been unable to effectively transition the patient through their care infrastructure empowering her to manage her condition without the need for medical intervention. The physician knew there had to be a better way to engage his patients. 

The best digital health applications create a more seamless linkage between community health practitioners and the people they serve. Technology provides a unique opportunity to create new digital health experiences to deliver better medical outcomes measurably improving lives. 

Key Benefits of Digital Patient Engagement Tools for Provider/Payer Networks: 

  • Enhanced patient satisfaction, experience, and retention
  • Better compliance leads to more successful medical outcomes 
  • More efficient operations with less time wasted on administrative tasks 
  • Support in maintaining Meaningful Use (MU) criteria 
  • Fewer hospital readmissions, increased focus on preventative measures
  • Reduction in human capital needs, costs, and administrative burden of delivering world-class patient-centered medical care.
  • Increased access to business process automation through digital transformation and the development of custom software applications
  • Development of a robust digital health ecosystem that seamlessly connects patients with providers through a clear and intuitive user interface (UI)

Advantages for Patient-Consumers 

  • Access to a single unified platform that delivers all the healthcare information patients need to manage their care in one place.
  • A simpler way to communicate with practitioners is to receive information, prescriptions, and life-saving interventions they need sooner.
  • Automated reminders help patients to follow their care plans to reduce readmission rates. 
  • The ability to use telehealth technologies to deliver phone and video-based appointments in place of in-person visits. 
  • Reduction in the time it takes to schedule appointments, see physicians or fill prescriptions. 

Developing Custom Digital Health Applications: Patient Engagement Tools 

The custom software development process for developing digital patient engagement tools is an opportunity to laser focus on key operational processes, implement smart automation, and improve operational decision-making to increase revenues. 

The development process is an opportunity to look deep into the analytics around patient interactions and truly develop innovative new workflows to save time and money while delivering patients better medical outcomes. Patient engagement tools offer the opportunity to vastly improve hospital operations. 

Client-facing web portals, mobile applications, and consumer product integrations with wearable technologies empower healthcare providers to connect with their patient-consumers, securely share personal health information (PHI), and improve the efficiency of care in a way that offers measurable benefits for patients and providers. 

Developing a digital patient engagement tool enables your organization to gain much deeper visibility into the analytics driving your success and improving the profitability of your operations. By improving compliance, simplifying data collection, streamlining the delivery of medical services, and empowering more patient-centric care models there really is a way for all stakeholders to benefit. 

Building complete end-to-end patient engagement ecosystems boosts hospital reputations by creating a stronger connection between patients and their providers. As patient consumers become more attuned to the digital landscape it only makes sense to develop customer-facing applications that deliver the usability, functionality, and experience they are used to when using other popular social media platforms and eCommerce apps. 

Bespoke Software Development Services to Deliver Digital Health Applications 

Asahi Technologies’ scalable and dedicated healthcare software development teams are dedicated to delivering custom solutions laser-focused on solving our customer’s unique business problems to realize more profitable opportunities. We offer complete end-to-end solutions from concept and strategy through UX/UI design, implementation, integration, support, and quality improvement. 

Our organization was founded with a hybrid model and our global software development team is distributed across the United States and India. We deliver the precision technical skill and domain expertise needed to develop custom digital health solutions. 

FAQ 

What are the key benefits of digital patient engagement tools for provider/payer Networks? 
  • Enhanced patient satisfaction, experience, and retention
  • Better compliance leads to more successful medical outcomes 
  • More efficient operations with less time wasted on administrative tasks 
  • Support in maintaining Meaningful Use (MU) criteria 
  • Fewer hospital readmissions, increased focus on preventative measures
  • Reduction in human capital needs, costs, and administrative burden of delivering world-class patient-centered medical care.
  • Increased access to business process automation through digital transformation and the development of custom software applications
  • Development of a robust digital health ecosystem that seamlessly connects patients with providers through a clear and intuitive user interface (UI)
What benefits do patient engagement tools offer patient-consumers?
  • Advantages for Patient-Consumers 
  • Access to a single unified platform that delivers all the healthcare information patients need to manage their care in one place.
  • A simpler way to communicate with practitioners is to receive information, prescriptions, and life-saving interventions they need sooner.
  • Automated reminders help patients to follow their care plans to reduce readmission rates. 
  • The ability to use telehealth technologies to deliver phone and video-based appointments in place of in-person visits. 
  • Reduction in the time it takes to schedule appointments, see physicians or fill prescriptions. 
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