HealthTech: empowering clinicians and patients

Fiona Kirk, a former nurse and now a clinical consultant for Ascom, explores how technology is not only enabling better health outcomes, slicker clinical processes and supporting clinicians, it’s also empowering patients to take greater ownership of their health and wellbeing.

Technology is very much at the heart of present-day healthcare. As well as transforming clinical environments and processes, it is enabling people to become a more active participant in the management of their own health.

It's a wonderful side-effect of healthcare's digital transformation and, as a former nurse with the NHS for more than 20 years, one I'm delighted to see.

For years, those of us in healthcare have battled to overcome the hurdle of encouraging more patients to be engaged in their own health and care. It's always been a challenge.But now, with technology, we have a chance to make that a reality. What is more, patients want it just as much as those delivering their care.

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