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What is Patient Engagement?

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Studies indicate that patient engagement is essential to healthcare outcomes at a time when patients aren’t accessing healthcare in the same way. Only about 55% of millennial patients report having a family doctor, compared with 85% of baby boomers. At the same time, 47% of patients now rely on technology to communicate with their doctors.

TempDev is here to help you better understand how patient engagement directly impacts your practice. Our team of experts consults with you to set up and manage patient portals, dashboards, and reports so you can better engage with your patients. 

What is Patient Engagement? 

Patient engagement refers to your patient-centric approach to care, education, support, and even communication. Your goal is to help your patients make better, more informed decisions about their care. Studies show that patient engagement helps patients to take a more active role in their own healthcare treatment and outcomes, including getting immunizations, showing up for check-ups, and keeping on track with diagnostic testing.

Electronic health records (EHRs) are becoming an even more important part of patient engagement as 80% of patients now access and use their health information. TempDev offers insight into the potential benefits and challenges of EHRs

What Are the Benefits?

When you and your practice fully engage with your patients, you’ll see a range of positive and long-term benefits. Of course, it’s not always easy to connect with patients, especially across the digital divide, but the results and benefits speak for themselves. 

  • You could increase patient satisfaction by 90% while reducing burnout for your doctor and staff. 
  • When your patients are connected with a patient portal, they’re more likely to get screenings and tests that help to prevent more serious issues from surfacing. 
  • You can help your patients better understand upcoming procedures, important self-care measures, and other complex diagnostic details. 

As you engage with your patients, you’re working with them to identify health concerns and improve their overall health and wellness. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reviews recent studies on patient engagement to highlight why and how it’s beneficial to your practice. 

How TempDev Can Help You With Patient Engagement

TempDev’s team of experienced consultants, developers, and trainers is here to support enhanced accessibility and customized features and templates. This enables you and your patients to have more control over data with improved transparency. 

As part of our streamlining process, we help you implement the Patient Portal, API, and other tools to better support safety, patient engagement, and security. TempDev offers the comprehensive resources and tools you need to ensure compliance from dashboards to automation and workflow redesign. 

Contact us here or by calling us at 888.TEMP.DEV to help improve your patient engagement with your practice.

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