Digital healthcare "improves health outcomes"

By Leila Hawkins
A new study highlights the benefits of telehealth and digital healthcare platforms...

US-based virtual care delivery platform Noteworth has released findings of a survey highlighting the ways in which digital medicine platforms helped organizations handle the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Of the more than 250 medical professionals surveyed in the US, two-thirds (68%) believe that healthcare organizations will continue engaging with patients via digital healthcare platforms after the pandemic is over.

For a growing number of healthcare providers around the country, greater use of digital medicine platforms will continue to be a way to treat patients effectively, avoiding disruptions due to factors related to Covid-19. 86% of those surveyed felt that digital medicine platforms have greatly stepped-up their ability to deliver care and increase efficacy with their patients. 

Additionally, 47% noted that having a specialized data report that gives an overall view of the patient’s medical history was an important element in navigating the challenges that arose in 2020.

Over half the respondents (59%) said that the most significant benefit of using digital medicine platforms are remote monitoring and management for improved care. In addition, 56% said that patient engagement was a key advantage, while 49% said better access to care played a big part in the benefits of digital medicine.

Justin Williams, Co-founder and CEO of Noteworth commented on the findings: “The survey results reinforce what we here at Noteworth have been saying all along; the availability of transformative virtual care tools allows providers to have greater engagement with and accountability for their patients and care team.

“In 2021, we expect to see even more of a focus on the importance of platforms like Noteworth, where clinicians are equipped with longitudinal patient data allowing them to deliver more personalized and proactive care that reduces the demand of costly care points and improves health outcomes.”

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