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Using digital checklists, stronger patient engagement to achieve better outcomes

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An article in MedCity News says that an estimated 50 percent of of patients don’t get optimal clinical outcomes because they don’t correctly follow their physicians’ instructions. But  a new focus on  merging patient education and engagement with digital clinical checklists are addressing the problem.

The article notes: “Advancements in personal technology and the growth and availability of mobile devices have created new opportunities for hospitals to blend their checklist strategy with patient education and outreach in ways that engage patients and families in care delivery and condition management.

”These cutting-edge technology platforms are being delivered in an open, interactive content framework that reflects patient preferences, with a focus on patient-centered care and shared decision making. Data sharing and reporting are essential features that give clinical staff real-time access to patient-reported outcomes and measures while enabling system-wide reporting.”

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