Patient education is at the core of what we do from a self-pay side, but we know it’s an important part of what happens in a hospital every day too. A recent article suggests that many patients don’t retain much of the information they’re provided, perhaps because of the stress they may be feeling. However, a new education system is being used in trials to determine if hospitals and their partners can use technology to improve the education we provide to patients.
The article includes a link to a case study wherein staff at military treatment facilities find that, after utilizing technology to create better education, patients are able to take better care of themselves and feel more connected to their hospital.
You can read more about these studies here: http://medcitynews.com/2015/09/keeping-patients-informed-care/