It is estimated that 86% of patients will conduct a health-related search online prior to seeing a doctor. Today’s digital patients are becoming more empowered as they educate themselves online and take charge of their own health. Not only are they embracing mHealth prior to an office visit, they are also staying more connected post-visit. Physicians, too, are embracing mobile health, showing that technology’s presence in healthcare is here to stay.
As a locum tenens provider, it is important to stay up-to-date with technology and refine your mHealth skills in order to remain competitive in an ever-increasing digital field. Patient security is also important and should be a top priority for all providers as more patient data is shared via mHealth devices and services.
CDW Healthcare has an infographic featured below that discusses the modern patient’s presence online and technology’s impact on building and maintaining physician-patient relationships.