How Do Physicians Care for the Digitally Isolated?

August 10, 2017

Our daily living relies on digital technology. In the healthcare industry, how do physicians reach those who are not tech savvy?

In an article from Medical Economics author Paul Nicolaus writes, “According to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) 2016 Broadband Progress Report, 34 million people, or 10% of all Americans, still lack access to benchmark service. And some groups are particularly hard hit, including 39% of rural Americans and 41% of Americans on Tribal lands”.

In the article Nicolaus discusses:

  • Why physicians should take notice of those who are digitally isolated
  • Gathering input to tackle gaps
  • Implementing Internet alternatives

Nicolaus continues, “There are plenty who can use a tool like an online patient portal but chose not to”. How does your practice handle your patients that may be digitally isolated?

To read more, see the full article from Paul Nicolaus in Medical Economics.

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