When care comes full circle, patients benefit
Between traveling to appointments and long wait times at a clinic, visiting a doctor can be challenging. The experience leaves many of us wondering: In today’s technology-driven, fast-paced world, shouldn’t there be a better way?
Connected care can cut through some of those hassles by meeting patients where they are — sometimes in their own home. But connected care isn’t solely at-home convenience; it’s also real-time monitoring and personalized insights that can be used by a patient’s care team.
Here are three ways connected care is changing the patient experience:
Medtronic is prioritizing diverse needs among patients, too. More than 35 million people live with diabetes in the United States, but Black and Hispanic Americans with diabetes are two to three times less likely to use technology to treat the disease, compared to white Americans. Medtronic is working to remove some of the barriers that lead to this disparity through interventions in diabetes care, increasing diverse representation in clinical studies, partnering with provider centers, and educating patients.
With connected care, the patient experience comes full circle. Medtronic is using science and technology to help gather a greater understanding of patients’ unique needs and enabling the transformation of people-centered care.