Patient engagement has emerged as an important trend in healthcare. Recent years have seen an increase in the development of healthcare apps that better engage patients and their families in their personal healthcare decision-making process. Healthcare organizations both big and small have embraced this shift in thinking.
Today’s patient wants to be an active participant in their own healthcare-related decisions. Study after study concludes that a patient engaged in their healthcare decision-making process will tend to be healthier and have a better long-term outcome. Patient engagement has been unofficially labeled as the ‘the blockbuster drug of the century’.
A recent HIMMS leadership survey found that 72 percent of healthcare IT leaders identified patient engagement and satisfaction as business issues that will have a heavy impact on their businesses in the next two years.
Healthcare IT is the backbone that powers patient engagement. At Dapasoft, we take pride in the ability to aid in patient engagement by offering interoperability solutions to cut time to value on patient engagement projects.