It’s an understatement to say that the market has seen an influx of new healthcare technologies in recent years. Wearables like the Fitbit and Apple Watch are now common staples. Sensors like the Nima peanut sensor and Senso Air allergen tracker strive to improve the quality of lives of allergy sufferers. And just this week, tech giant Samsung announced that the Galaxy S9 and S9+ will come loaded with an app that tracks user’s blood pressure via optical scanning.
With all the innovative technologies that are rethinking the traditional approaches to healthcare, Direct Health is thrilled to be named a must-have in Appolocious’ run down of apps that are increasing healthcare independence.
Healthcare Independence for Patients
From the patient side, healthcare independence means a radical shift in when and how care is delivered. With the rise of consumer-driven healthcare, patients are demanding:
- Same day access to providers
- Consultations after traditional office hours
- Access to digital technologies that allow for remote care
And as the US population ages, the demand for accessible healthcare is expected to continue to grow exponentially.
Healthcare Independence for Doctors
On the doctor side, healthcare independence means unchaining providers from their offices. What this translates to is an ability for them to:
- Deliver the care their patients deserve, when they need it
- Maintain a healthy work-life balance
- Get paid for consulting outside of office hours
73% of doctors say they receive phone calls, text messages and chats after hours. Moreover, almost a third do not feel adequately compensated for all the time and energy they spend consulting with patients.
How Direct Health Unites the Two
This is where Direct Health comes in. Direct Health addresses the needs of both patients and doctors with an easy to use app that streamlines doctor-patient communication.
Patients receive peace of mind by being able to follow up with their doctor after-hours. This helps them avoid costly emergency room visits or having to take time from their busy schedule for a follow-up appointment.
Direct Health is key for doctors because it increases patient satisfaction and helps doctors to stop losing patients to urgent care and emergency departments. Also, providers can set their own availability and get paid for the medical advice they are already providing their patients.
At Direct Health we strive to uncomplicate healthcare and increase accessibility for everyone. We are very proud to be recognized as a leader in healthcare independence and look forward to continuing to revolutionize the way healthcare is delivered.