Advances in communication
New technologies are popping up all around us, also in healthcare. They are beginning to make it easier to create and maintain Relationship-centered care. This means that doctors are working with patients to achieve a common goal, i.e., curing the patient or, in the case of chronic diseases, controlling the symptoms in the best way possible.
Working in health care in the 21st century is very demanding. We see an increase in people with chronic diseases and simultaneously a reduction of staff resources. As a result, the need for new solutions has emerged, which we now call digital health. The emergence of such solutions also enabled more accurate diagnoses and maintaining constant contact with patients.
Relationship-centered care applies to the doctor-patient relationship but also relies on the doctor-doctor partnership. The effective exchange of information between different actors is therefore crucial and can come from many sources. The development and maintenance of such relationships depend mainly on the effective flow of information. The search for and implementation of technological solutions is becoming increasingly attractive. The possibilities are endless, i.e., systems can provide comfort, provide patient-specific advice based on known risk factors.
Thus, many benefits emerge that can significantly contribute to the adoption of digital healthcare in medical practice:
- Increase patient satisfaction
- May reduce the burden of routine testing on chronically ill patients
- Improve diagnostic capabilities
- Saves time
- Increases treatment efficiency