Doctors, both old and young, have come to embrace technology as a way to make their practices more effective and efficient.
According to a recent study by MedPage Today, 80 percent of physicians said they believe advances in technology have improved their communication with patients. In addition, more than two-thirds of the doctors surveyed said they spend three or more hours daily using a computer, and one in four spend more than three hours on a mobile device, the MedPage survey found.
“Today’s physicians are heavy users of technology in both their professional and personal lives; there is, however, a gap between how they would like to use technology at work and what they can do with it today,” Dr. Kevin Pho, founder of KevinMD.com and a leader in social media space for doctors, said in a MedPage Today statement. “The interest is there, now we need solutions that can help the patient and physician in a simple and seamless way.”
At Medivo, we have been putting new technology to work in creating solutions that help physicians and patients have more meaningful interactions for quite some time. The Medivo platform collects clinical data from labs and symptom data from apps and devices that can be used to help physicians provide better care.
These reporting services are free for both patient and physicians.
On the patient side, the technology helps patients in their effort to more effectively monitor their health through easy-to-understand explanations of lab results, and with relevant education information.
The Medivo platform also answers another concern that was identified by physicians in the MedPage Today survey: there has been a 43 percent increase in the number of weekly patients, which means physicians report having less time to spend with each patient.
With Medivo’s easy-to-understand reports, physicians can leverage data more efficiently and thus they can use their time toward improving patient interaction — a win all the way around.