We love technology, especially social media, at The Beauty Integrity Center- because it removes barriers between doctor and patient.
What differences have you seen as a patient in regard to how you use technology such as the internet to influence your healthcare decisions?
I came across a very good article that discusses how medical practices, including us, are embracing technology to improve patient care. Here are a few of the takeaways from this articel:
- Just a few short years ago, physicians refuted technology – fearing it would not allow for an emotional connection once thought only could be achieved by face-to-face consultations.
- Google makes finding answers to virtually anything possible.
- Technology changes the role of the physician. Dr. Robert Rowley, a family practice physician in Hayward recently wrote, “Patients, when they come to the doctor seeking health care, aren’t necessarily looking for ‘raw data’ – they have already looked it up online. Instead, they are looking for meaning.”
- Personalized care looks different today. The author reminds us, what really matters to any human—physician, patient or otherwise—is that they mean something, and that they are treated with respect and dignity. Technology, especially social media, within the confines of ethics, has broken down barriers to allow doctors to see patients as people.
We’d like to invite you to see how we use technology to deliver better patient experiences – before, during, and after receiving treatment at The Beauty Integrity Center. Join our new Facebook page and, at first, watch and observe how we try to build transparent relationships in ways that you may have not seen between a plastic surgery practice and patients before.
Click on this link below and you will be taken to our new Facebook page. “LIKE” us and experience this new relationship.
If you would like to read the entire article I mentioned in this post, please click on the link below.