Patient Engagement Tools
Modern Technology To Get Patients More Involved
By combining specialty-specific medical knowledge into an all-in one suite of EHR solutions, Modernizing Medicine® brings the human experience back to the exam room.
WHAT DO PATIENTS REALLY THINK?
You can’t afford to guess.
To continue that connection outside the exam room, we offer powerful patient engagement tools for our EMA® and gGastro® users. From an online patient portal dedicated to managing health to self-scheduling, automated appointment reminders, patient surveys and more, we can help you keep patients involved in their care.
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How Engaged Are Your Patients?
As advances in technology bring more knowledge, power and interactivity to individuals, it will be essential for medical professionals to keep pace. Patients need and demand more ways to engage in their healthcare decisions, and healthcare providers are expected to enable patients to take more responsibility for their own health outcomes.
Some patients even switch providers for something as simple as a robust patient portal. As such, it’s vital to have the right cloud-based EMR systems in place to keep your patients healthier and more satisfied.
According to a patient engagement survey, the biggest challenge in improving overall patient health outcomes is delivery.1 Currently, most health delivery systems suffer from low rates of patient engagement and are geared toward treating—rather than preventing—disease.1 When patients lack the knowledge and tools to be proactive in managing their own care, many fail to adhere to prescribed treatments or don’t come in for services they need until it’s too late.
On average, healthcare leaders and clinicians believe just
of their patients are highly engaged.2
Why Patient Engagement Tools Matter
Patient engagement solutions are highly effective in increasing involvement, which helps improve outcomes and lower healthcare costs. For instance, a 2016 study found that patients with access to their online health information who received timely alerts about care gaps were more likely to receive preventative tests and screenings compared with patients who didn’t have access or receive alerts.3 Beneficiary engagement is also a key goal of MIPS and MACRA, so your use of patient engagement software can impact your value-based care incentives.
What does this mean for you and your practice EHR? It means that to support future success with patients and governmental regulations, you’ll want a strong patient engagement strategy supported by an innovative healthcare IT company. One that provides not only a variety of patient engagement tools but also a powerful EHR that fosters effective interactions in the exam room.
What Modernizing Medicine Can Do for You
Some of the most effective patient engagement initiatives involve physicians spending more time with patients as well as providing more information about their conditions.1 At Modernizing Medicine, our specialty-specific suites of products and services are designed to help you do exactly that—and more.
Our electronic health records (EHR) systems, EMA and gGastro, are easy to use and can automate key functions to help you finish documenting exams faster. For instance, they can automatically generate notes, ICD-10 codes and printable patient education handouts while the patient is still in the room.
When you have more time to focus on your patients instead of a computer screen, you can make patients feel like an integral part of their healthcare process, not just a background character. All of this adds up to a better, more involved experience for your patients, increasing the value you provide with each visit. When you can get patients engaged from the start, they’re more likely to use patient engagement tools later on and more empowered to make smart healthcare decisions.
1 New England Journal of Medicine, 2016.
2 NEJM Catalyst, 2016.
3 American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 2016.
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