Health Communication Technologies
Health Communication Technologies and Patient care has been critical for decades. To determine which technology would be suitable in a primary care setting is more difficult than we think. Having the ability to identify the major areas of improvement should be the most important approach to health communication technology. Not just for the patient but also for physicians across the world. With all the technology today, physicians should have a system designed to view everyone healthcare information across the United States. Clinical researchers have continued to evaluate the communication of medical care, quality improvement, and collecting objective patient data.
The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has issued various sets of indicators, one in particular is HEDIS. HEDIS was designed to access the quality of care. However this brought subjective patient reported indicators into the mainstream of outcomes assessments. Several researchers have contributed to the effort by designing and testing new evaluation within HEDIS focusing on patient functions and patient satisfaction. Furthermore this activity has resulted in the creation of global measures of health and quality of care for patients all over the world.
Health communication can contribute to all aspects of disease prevention and healthy promotion and is relevant in a number of areas. Such as healthcare professional patient relationships, opportunities to search for healthcare information and having the ability to gain access to public healthcare systems and future developments. These forms of informative communication skills can assist patients and caregivers with a great deal of knowledge. From a patient perspective effective communication can help raise awareness of health risks and solutions.
This awareness offers skills and motivations, which can increase the demand for appropriate health services and...