Lack of access is the problem
In this Patient Engagement Hit article you'll learn about:
- Patient access to care sets the baseline for all patient encounters with the healthcare industry. Access to convenient care is one of the top drivers for patient care site decisions.
- Some medical professionals are addressing this by extending office hours and connecting patients to providers via telemedicine.
- Patients living in rural areas are disproportionately more likely to struggle to access their clinician. Organizations that can manipulate office hours or stagger appointments will likely see more patient access. Telemedicine, which saw a boom during the digital revolution, is another area for growth.