In the past few years, there have been drastic changes in the way that people engage with their healthcare. The pandemic highlighted the need for accessible care, leading patients to become more comfortable with hybrid models of care like virtual consultations and at-home testing. This transformation in patient care preferences has moved healthcare towards a more personalized and digital-enabled model.
As a result, businesses and organizations must rethink their healthcare solutions and the means through which they are offered. Here’s how at-home healthcare solutions can help organizations evolve with changing patient preferences to meet them where they are and deliver the highest standard of care.
A growing preference for virtual healthcare
Patients have come to prioritize convenient, efficient, and accessible care more than ever before. As a result, at-home diagnostic testing has continued to grow in acceptance and availability. Shifting testing into the home offers a more convenient healthcare experience for patients, improving the patient experience, thus increasing engagement and closing gaps in care. The convenience of diagnostic testing within a home setting has revolutionized the way that people receive care as self-collection tests enable them to be more proactive. People can use these quick, confidential, and cost-effective tests to manage their health and identify possible diseases or conditions without the need for a doctor’s appointment or hospital visit.
The availability of at-home testing, prevention, detection, diagnosis, and treatment is meeting patient preferences for quality care that meets them where they are. At-home testing can help patients seek treatment earlier to improve clinical outcomes and lower the chances of complications. These tools can also aid in detecting and monitoring potential or specific health conditions or whether additional evaluation is necessary. Meeting patients where they are makes quality care more accessible, enabling them to be more engaged in their health journey.
Personalized healthcare from home
With people looking to take a more proactive role in their health, they have also come to expect a healthcare experience that is uniquely suited to their history, behavior, and preferences. Patients have increasingly higher expectations for personalized care through high-touch, value-added healthcare services that extend beyond the basic office visit. As more people are understanding that prevention is key to better health outcomes, preferences are shifting to more prevention-focused care and accessible services that drive better population health outcomes.
Personalized healthcare means recognizing that each patient has a unique health history and circumstances. As such, they should receive relevant content, frequent engagement, and relevant information and care. The benefits of this approach can lead to a better patient experience, higher quality of care, and reduction of avoidable healthcare costs. Delivering care into the home enables healthcare providers to engage easily with patients along their healthcare journey.
Meet patient needs with LetsGetChecked
Hybrid care models are changing the future of healthcare as people are becoming more proactive with their health. LetsGetChecked’s end-to-end healthcare model empowers patients with personalized options and tailored treatment plans. Our suite of at-home healthcare solutions, including diagnostic testing, virtual care, medication delivery, and pharmacogenomics, can integrate seamlessly with your current care offering to improve equitable access, quality, and population health outcomes.