In the quest to put patients in the driver’s seat of their health management, we’ve gathered insights from professionals at the forefront of health tech innovation. From tracking health with technology to accessing care through telemedicine, here are four empowering strategies shared by a market research specialist and a plastic surgeon & medical director.

  • Track Health with Tech
  • Advocate for Home Recovery
  • Monitor Health with Wearables
  • Access Care with Telemedicine

Track Health with Tech

Imagine a world where you can track your blood pressure daily, analyze trends, and even consult a virtual assistant for insights. This is the power of health tech!

A friend of mine who suffers from diabetes received a lot of help through a diabetes management app which helps users track blood sugar, set goals, and receive personalized reminders. His result? Lower A1C levels, a key indicator of diabetes control!

Leon SeebauerLeon Seebauer
Market Research Specialist, Codific

Advocate for Home Recovery

Health tech has been a game-changer in empowering patients to take an active role in managing their health. One specific example springs to mind: one of my recent patients was able to advocate for discharge conditions that suited her needs while ensuring continuity of care at home, both of which are critical aspects of patient-centered healthcare.

Becoming involved and technically savvy can lead to significant cost savings for both hospitals and individuals, and potentially lead to a more comfortable recovery for patients in familiar home environments. Health professionals often work closely with patients and their families to facilitate these transitions, leveraging community resources, home health services, and medical equipment providers to support the patient’s preference and medical requirements for home recovery.

David Hill, MDDavid Hill, MD
Plastic Surgeon & Medical Director, Fulcrum Aesthetics & Surgery

Monitor Health with Wearables

Health tech can empower patients by providing them with tools and information to actively engage in managing their health.

For instance, wearable fitness trackers like Fitbit or Apple Watch enable users to monitor their activity levels, heart rate, and sleep patterns, fostering a greater awareness of their overall health. Additionally, apps such as MyFitnessPal allow individuals to track their diet and nutritional intake, encouraging healthier eating habits.

Personally, I’ve experienced the benefits of health tech through a family member who used a diabetes management app. By regularly inputting their blood sugar levels and medication schedules, they gained better control over their condition and were able to make informed decisions about their diet and lifestyle.

This not only improved their health outcomes but also instilled a sense of empowerment and autonomy in managing their condition.

Aseem JhaAseem Jha
Founder & Head of Customer Delivery, Legal Consulting Pro

Access Care with Telemedicine

Health tech can empower patients by providing access to personalized health information, facilitating remote monitoring, and communication with healthcare providers, and offering tools for self-management, such as tracking apps and wearable devices.

One success story is the use of telemedicine platforms, which enable patients to consult with healthcare professionals from the comfort of their homes, improving accessibility to care and empowering individuals to proactively manage their health.

Madison TMadison T
Ecommerce Manager, My Supplement Store