Looking to tomorrow's healthcare today: a participatory health perspective.
Intern Med J. 2018 01;48(1):92-96
Authors: Coughlin S, Roberts D, O'Neill K, Brooks P
Health systems around the world face the issue of financial and workforce sustainability. Mobile health technologies - those devices which connect health professionals, patients, payers and the many other contributors who make up the health system offer some solutions - not just as 'add ons' but as enablers of real system change. This paper presents a vision for what the health system of the future could be like and emphasises the opportunities for real patient participation in clinical decision-making if the professions can engage the technologies and patients/community in a meaningful way. Predicting the future is never easy but many of the technologies are here now - but how we will use them to make the system more patient friendly, more productive and sustainable is still for discussion. This paper should start that conversation.
PMID: 29314515 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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