Here’s a scary statistic. According to a recent survey conducted by West Corp., almost 40% of patients with a chronic condition admit they are only somewhat knowledgeable about how to best manage their health. Only 20% of chronic patients rate their ability to manage their condition as fair or poor at best. And a whopping 91% of patients with a chronic health condition need more help managing their disease.
How can physicians tip the scale? By using patient engagement tools to educate their patients and keep them engaged in their own care. The Rati-Fi Informed Consent and Patient Education Platform can be very helpful because it includes video-based education on treatment and post-care, records the patient-doctor consult, and provides secure messaging between the doctor and the patient.
One in five patients feel anxious or frustrated dealing with their chronic disease. Nearly four out of ten patients with a chronic condition admit they are only somewhat knowledgeable about how to best manage their health. A majority of patients want additional support from their providers, and nine out of 10 of those who want help managing a chronic condition say assistance from their provider would make a difference in their overall state of health.
Those responses are from a survey of 502 patients conducted by West Corp. and released in February at HIMSS 2017 in Orlando, Fla.