Digital health is on the rise and growing among physicians, patients, and it is transforming the healthcare industry. Doctors and patients both agree that digital health technology is enhancing healthcare and helping to produce better medical outcomes.
Patients who embrace digital health feel empowered to manage their own health better by having access to health records, and increased access to new health information. They also feel that digital health tech streamlines appointment scheduling and facilitates better physician/patient communication.
Physicians who are high adopters of digital also agree that it enables easy access to information. They also believe that it enhances remote monitoring and care, and empowers creative approaches to treatment. These doctors are also far more likely to recommend digital health devices, such as smart gym equipment, smartwatches, and smartphone apps.
Doctors and patients each predict that the rise and growth of digital health is going to increase both through the use of digital practice tools in the office and the use of digital health tools at home. Digital health is the new normal in modern health care.