How does digital health support patients/caregivers to become more active participants in their health care?
With my health conditions I see my doctor every three months. I have blood tests a week before and these get posted on my doctor’s Portal which I can access from home. This allows me to develop question and compare results to past history. I see several specialists and they can access test results while I am in their office so we can discuss issues in a more timely fashion.
Share an experience where digital health had an impact, or could have had an impact, on you as a patient, caregiver or family member.
A few years ago I suffered an UTI and my doctor called for a ultrasound. He also referred me to a urologist as it was not clearing up. The urologist was able to check the ultrasound digitally from his office, thus saving time an another visit.
The theme of the 2016 Infoway Partnership Conference is “A Conversation About Digital Health”. How do you believe you can contribute to the conversation?
I am an active participant in my own health. My doctor’s portal allows me enhance this participation and take corrective action before my next visit. As my clinic is one of the leading Digital Health clinics and my doctor and I frequently discuss enhancements and how they can enhance my personal health management.
How will you apply and share what you learn from Digital Health Week and the 2016 Infoway Partnership Conference?
I will integrate what I learn with my existing practices. Since my doctor’s clinic is a leading practitioner in the implementation of digital health I will discuss with him what I learned and offer to speak to the clinic’s 13 doctor’s and the support staff of Physician Assistant, Nurse Practitioners, RN’s and other support staff, when I return.