Patient engagement is more than just a buzzword. Engaging people in their own health management, prevention, and recovery is crucial to decrease rising healthcare costs. Managing care beyond the clinic, where the choices patients make every day have the greatest impact on their wellbeing, is a great way to do that. New mobile health tools that enable patients to engage in their health anywhere and report back to healthcare professionals can improve outcomes and lower costs.
Digital care is both technologically easier and much less expensive than the traditional model. The high-end users will expect and demand it. Robert Pearl, MD