How can we engage patients?
Patients need to be motivated and whether this is extrinsic or intrinsic motivation, patients, like humans in all walks of life need to be motivated and driven to complete a task.
It comes to no surprise that many people across the world do not monitor the health and are not on top of it until they really have to. Take knee replacement for example. Rehabilitation begins in the hospital, usually the day after surgery whereby a strict timetable of exercise, rest and medication is crucial to the success of rehabilitation. Recovery from knee replacement then requires a series of physical therapy sessions to focus on building strength and regaining flexibility. But how many people actually do this properly? How many patients are missing this prompt, and how are these outcomes being measured?
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Providers are attempting to address this issue by advising ‘more physical activity’ and by prescribing easy do-at-home exercises, however the issue still remains that patients are not being prompted in the right way and not enough patients really care about the progress of their rehab. This lack of patient engagement needs to be acted upon. There must be a way to preempt this.
The Amplitude pro one is a simple, web based solution that enables clinicians to automate their outcomes collection pre and post operatively.Patients are added to the system via a practice management system interface or a simple 60 second process. Patients are allocated on to the correct pathway of treatment which will trigger a package of relevant scores and assessments, ensuring that all of the data collected is meaningful and relevant to the intervention.
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The system automatically contacts patients at appropriate time intervals encouraging them to complete their scores, and also follows up and reminds the non-respondents. Patients complete assessments via their personalised electronic portal which gives them the flexibility to participate via PC, smartphone or tablet. This process instantly stimulated patients to care more about their health and actively engages them without creating a burden on their time.
Why is this so good?
The answer is technology. As consumers, we use technology everyday to better our lives. We use our smartphones to tell us how to get from A to B, we use smartphones to tell us where to eat, and we now use smartphones for almost every decision and factor in our lives. The reason the Amplitude system is so right is that it extends this experience of caring and sharing and ties it into achieving better patient outcomes and better patient care. Amplitude pro one brings the care back to patients and contacts them at appropriate times bridging the gap for patient engagement.
It doesn’t stop here
With clinical outcomes becoming mandatory in 2017, there is more pressure than ever on clinicians to provide robust data about their patients and treatment. However, obtaining this data can be notoriously time consuming and data can be misleading without clinical context leading to incorrect conclusions about you and your practice. The Amplitude pro one gives clinicians access to this vital data which can provide patients with additional context to help move the patient towards improved health by giving them insights on their health, in a way they can understand, and enabling them to take action.
The motivation factor then gets tied in. The patient goes from simply not caring to being connected and continuously engaged.
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