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OS24 - Evolving Approaches to Patient Care (ID 29)
- Event: e-Health 2017 Virtual Meeting
- Type: Oral Session
- Track: Clinical and Executive
- Presentations: 1
- Coordinates: 6/07/2017, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM, Room 201CD
OS24.01 - Giving Patients the Power to Manager Their Health (ID 353)
Purpose/Objectives: A survey found that 72 percent of global leaders believe empowered patients create better value care[i] and, research tells us that patients who are less engaged cost the health system from 8 to 21 percent more than those who are engaged[ii]. With patients today playing a more active role in their own healthcare than ever before, access to personal health management tools and information are motivating people to be more proactive about their health and wellness goals. In a world where ubiquity of the Internet and powerful smartphones are transforming business models and entire industries, Personal Health Records (PHRs) can play a significant role in empowering patients to better manage their health. This presentation will illustrate how Personal Health Records empower people with the ability to access and manage their health information anywhere, anytime. [i] Impact of Home Health Monitoring on Clients with Heart Failure. Cheryl Beach, BSc(PT), MSc, PhD; Oluseyi Oyedele, BSc, MSc, PhD, MPH; Dion Bedard, BSc; Mark Lazurko, BSc(Pharm), MBA, 2014
Methodology/Approach: As the emphasis on managing chronic conditions and improving health and wellness, not just sick care, gains mainstream acceptance, its reasonable to expect that the use of digital tools and services to monitor and manage health are set to grow. This presentation will discuss how the use of Personal Health Records contributed to improving healthcare, to increasing engagement and empowered people to take greater control of their own health. We will also discuss how a patient-centred approach to healthcare delivery provided patients more control over and responsibility for their own health.
Finding/Results: Providing patients, and citizens, the ability to manage and view their health data place and proactively share this information with their healthcare providers results in better quality of care. By leveraging a pilot program, the roll-out of the PRH resulted in enhanced communication between patients and their doctors and other care providers, and empower patients to be an integral participant in the process, better managing their health conditions, and ideally, preventing illness.
Conclusion/Implication/Recommendations: By leveraging technology, and digital health tools such as a Personal Health Record, a patient-centred approach to healthcare delivery engages patients, and citizens, and ultimately, drives better health outcomes for all Canadians, for less money spent.
140 Character Summary: How access to personal health management tools and information are motivating people to be more proactive about their health
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