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Technology strengthening physician-patient relationship

Last updated:September 2014

Editor's note

Engaging patients through new technology and tools facilitates communication and educates them about their conditions and treatment options. Quality improvements to physician-patient interactions lead to better-informed patients and get them more involved in their personal care.

This guide contains news and tips about emerging developments in health IT and mobile technology that are drawing patients' interest and helping them communicate openly with their care providers.

1MHealth apps and patient engagement

MHealth apps are part of the future of patient engagement. With the use of mobile devices increasing and the development of mHealth applications on the rise, patient engagement platforms are becoming more accessible. Using mobile devices as engagement tools to improve physician-patient relationships, providers can share information easily with their patients.

2Patient engagement strategies

To enhance physician-patient relationships and care, providers should take note of emerging engagement strategies. These tactics aim to increase security and improve the quality of patient interactions through new technology.

3Security in patient engagement technology

It is important for care providers to ensure security and follow privacy regulations while using patient engagement tools and technology to share medical information. Learn the approaches and security precautions providers are taking.

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