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Canadian EMR Blog – Embracing Patients as Partners: Leveraging Patient Interaction Tools to Improve Your Practice

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Healthcare globally and here in Canada is undergoing a massive transformation. Patients are becoming more engaged with their own healthcare and are looking to consumer technologies like tablets, smartphones and mobile applications (apps) to better manage their health outside the doctor’s office and in between visits.

According to a recent survey of 2,000 patients by Digitas Health, more than 50% of patients who suffer from a chronic disease are actively looking for new ways to manage their health and were very interested in incorporating medical devices and apps into their plan.

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