How is Technology Empowering the Patient as a Partner?

How is Technology Empowering the Patient as a Partner?
After the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the world, the healthcare organizations are updating their technologies to deliver the accurate and the best patient care. Like other healthcare organizations, the University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) leveraged several digital technologies to avoid disruptions in health services. The UHS uses the same technology to evolve and to live with the pandemic. 

Adrian Byrne, a Guest Speaker during Hyland’s Virtual EMEA Healthcare Forum, explained, 

“We want to convert our patients from being passive receivers of care to being more actively involved in their care. We want our patients to become partners.”

A 2015 study published in PLOS ONE measured patient engagement with an active-patient-partner program. The study revealed that the patients who act as healthcare partners were more active during the treatment in comparison to those who were not the members. 

Byrne said, 

“This is not just about patient self-management. This is monitored care with patient-triggered follow-up.”

Here’s How Technology is Benefiting the Healthcare Industry

Digital technology is transforming unsustainable healthcare systems into sustainable ones. It enhances the relationship between medical experts and provides easy solutions for severe diseases. 

Let’s see other ways of how technology is empowering patient care. 

1. It Builds a Solid Foundation for Patient Partnering

Nowadays, medical professionals and organizations are giving patients equal access to know their health status. The patients communicate with doctors, provides feedback, and improves trust and care. The unstructured data includes patient-generated information, and the content is shown on digital devices. 

2. Technology Allows a Stronger Patient Partnership

Sadaf Ali-Drakesmith, Manager, Solution Engineers, Hyland Healthcare, said, 

“What we need to do is create a connected healthcare platform. Better healthcare begins by linking that unstructured content to your EPR. When it is done right, and it is deployed enterprise-wide, it can serve as the core platform for all your patient information across the healthcare organisation.” 

With immediate access to information from anywhere, the experts and patients can spend time building a sustainable healthcare partnership. 

3. Leverage the Cloud for Easier Accessibility 

To enhance partnership more: the healthcare system must consider hosting content services in the cloud. The industry lags behind the other sectors. The director of global healthcare services, Windham, said, 

“IT resources are focused instead on internal stakeholders. They are enhancing processes or finding new ways to serve patients. The cloud grants you the opportunity to become a more innovative healthcare leader and partner with the patient.” 


The technology has changed healthcare in several ways. Artificial Intelligence has redesigned healthcare completely. Right from designing drugs to disrupting medical imaging, digital technologies have made a strong impact on the healthcare industry. The healthcare industry is improving communication at lower costs and giving better treatment. 
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