The Backbone of mHealth Digital Tools: Integrating the Patient Voice - Part 1
Patient Inspirations Part 3: Let’s Redirect the Conversation and Engage the Patient!
The next blog series will focus on Integrating the Patient’s Voice while developing and maintaining an mHealth digital tool.
Over the last few years, as patients grow into more of the role of a healthcare consumer, healthcare providers and payers have been actively leveraging various healthcare digital tools to connect them (the patients) to their care. We have discussed in the past how mHealth is an important tool for improving patient engagement because so much of the technology is already consumer-facing.
Patient Inspirations Part 2: So, What Inspires our Patients?
What would happen if we spent less time talking about pre-operative pain, post-operative pain, pain medicine, other methods of pain control, etc… and focused more on what was most important to patients during their recovery? This question is the driver behind our motivation to learn about what inspires our patients towards recovery. If we want to engage patients so badly, we should focus more time and attention to what is most important to them!
What Inspires Patients to Seek Surgery and Face the Journey Towards Recovery? Part 1 - How it all started!
Let’s get down to the nitty gritty! Over a 11-month data collection period, we had 186 patients submit their inspirations to us last year. (Obviously, with plenty more that still currently are sent!)
Who Should Pay for mHealth?
When we first began our STREAMD journey almost 3 years ago, we became fascinated with discovering what inspires patients to seek surgery, and then endure through the arduous recovery. We started with total knee and hip replacements because we were interacting with them on a daily basis at that time. These were busy clinics and operative days treating patients with seemingly similar problems. However, while discussing their debilitating hip or knee pain, we were immediately drawn to the impact of their pain and disability.
How Effective is mHealth?
Today, we continue our series on mHealth!
Over the last couple of posts, we have established the value of mHealth for both the provider and the patient. Although, all parties generally agree that mHealth can be a vital tool for everyone, there is certainly debate as to who should be paying for these services.
mHealth, which is the use of mobile technologies in healthcare, is on the rise and is transforming the way that healthcare is delivered. In the introduction to this series, we gave an overview of what mHealth is—but is mHealth all that it’s cracked up to be?