Last week we discussed the importance of patient satisfaction. If you were unable to read that you can do so here. Along with a patient being satisfied they also need to be knowledgeable on all the medications they are prescribed. According to Georgetown University, “The healthcare industry now spends an unnecessary $73 billion per year in hospital stays and doctors’ visits simply because patients don’t understand what their doctor is explaining or how to properly take prescribed medication.” This cost can be prevented with the option of educating all patients adequately about their prescriptions. Lack of knowledge on prescribed medicines can cause:
- unnecessary visits to the doctor or emergency room for the patient
- increase cost for the healthcare facility
- more time in the hospital then needed
These causes can be yielded if there is an option for the patient to be able to educate themselves at a time that fits their schedule. HCI has developed an app that can do this and so much more. Our RX Search app gives the patient:
- a full description of their medicines
- educational videos
- side effects, warnings and pictures of the medicines
The patient will be fully informed of their medications and have all the appropriate knowledge. This app along with other apps to keep your patients satisfied is part of our interactive patient care software, Mediacare. This comprehensive interface encourages a streamlined work-flow, making sure you always have time, to focus on what’s most important.
Request a demo now and discover how this software can change the way your patients become educated easily and efficiently.