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Patients and the Digital Age

Today’s world moves consistently forward in the digital age.  The information available the internet is endless.  It’s hard not to meet with a patient that hasn’t self-diagnosed themselves through Wikipedia or WebMD. Digital equipment  and patient portals now replace the need for paper files and handouts. While some hospitals and facilities are taking advantage of the convenience of tablets and smart phones, some are slower to adapt. It’s easy to assume that those facilities that refuse to conform to the digital age may drown.

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Here is an infographic based information surveyed from healthcare professionals on how they are using technology to educate their patients.

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Jeannie

My name is Jeannie Holmes.I’m the Marketing Specialist at Medical Solutions, one of the leading traveling nurse companies. I am happy to have found a home in the healthcare industry, and enjoy writing about topics that are important to all healthcare professionals. I have never been a nurse and am not a recruiter.