It pays to communicate frequently with your healthcare team. When you communicate frequently, you cut back the risks of various disease. Studies show that people who frequently discuss their health with doctors live a longer and healthier life. What’s more, when patients are given tools that help them stay proactive about their health, they do better!
How Far Communication Stretches:
Communication reaches further however than verbal words. When a doctor reviews your health, that’s the patient’s cue to participate too, so help the patient understand that role.
- Condition: participation can include discussing treatments or the impact of your condition.
- History: it can look like communicating about medications and previous illnesses
- Clarification: help your patients understand that it’s okay to double check or ask a question more than once.
When you take time to communicate with your doctor and study health care, you will have the time to live for healthy aging.
As a healthcare organization, it’s your purpose to share with your care team the importance of communicating with patients these and other important values, you will directly contribute to higher levels of patient satisfaction and can boost patient engagement as well.
Other avenues that hospitals are pursuing now are integrating technology with traditional modes of communication (face-to-face, literature, running videos, whiteboards, etc) to facilitate and automate communication in formats that are familiar to people of all ages.
Has your organization considered the adoption of automated technology to expand and improve your communication with patients when it comes to informing, educating and entertaining them while at your facility?
Talk to HCI about how we can help you do this today. At the intersection of technology and healthcare, we have the unique privilege of being able to offer you solutions that will meet your needs.
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