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Patientricity And The Triangle Of Care

Source: Ergotron

Patientricity is not a new approach to healthcare, it is a fresh perspective. In the Triangle of Care, a sophisticated healthcare IT system must be integrated into the design.

When technological advancements are carefully planned and implemented in the healthcare facility, both the patient and caregiver experience significant gains in access to data, treatment facilitation, improved safety, reduced medical errors and more.

Think about the last time that you visited the doctor, whether for a cough, a cut finger or a more involved diagnosis. Chances are that you were not sitting there analyzing whether or not your caregivers were keeping you, the patient, at the center of care administrations. Most likely you were greeted with new technology that allowed quick and easy access of patient information through one of the new applications designed to bring you and your healthcare providers closer together. With innovative web-based systems, you may have viewed detailed medical history, reviewed your lab test results, or even watched as your prescription was sent to the pharmacy of your choice—all from the same computer in the room where you were being examined. And no doubt, whatever ails you aside: the experience was actually surprising, efficient and pleasing on some level.

This is the ideal vision for healthcare, patient-centered care at its best, ensuring the transitions between settings that caregivers and patients move through during the course of a visit are coordinated, healthy and focused. Add to this mix sophisticated advancements in healthcare technology, and both patient and caregiver experience an agreeable side benefit—increased efficiency and an improved patient experience. When technological advancements are carefully planned and implemented in the healthcare facility, both the patient and caregiver experience significant gains in overall experience, treatment facilitation, improved safety, reduced medical errors and more.

As we know, patient-centered guiding principles have been foundational to healthcare from the beginning. Patientricity, built from the words "patient" and "centric," is defined as moving the patient, the caregiver and technology together into a Triangle of Care. This fresh perspective extends the principles of patient-centered care to address this balance of technology and the critical players. The central component of the Triangle of Care is the technological means to bring patient and caregiver together, to promote increased interaction, satisfaction, safety and efficiency.Access This Content To Read This White Paper In It's Entirety.

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