Health Communities Connect Patients for Online Community Care - Overview
DDA Medical has years of experience in website development and social networking design – including blogs, forums, and group communities designed to connect users from all over the world. For patients who have experienced or been diagnosed with health problems, connecting with others who have experienced similar treatment or health problems can be the most beneficial source to learn more information or hear first-hand accounts.
With DDA Medical’s health communities, patients can unite to discuss personal health management, provide encouragement for others, or learn information that they may not have received from a healthcare practitioner. Whether you want to share your life story through a blog or participate in lively discussion on a forum, DDA Medical can build and promote the right platform to create new communities for healthcare patients.
Health Communities Connect Patients for Online Community Care - In-depth
When it comes to researching healthcare, patients are turning to online platforms that provide easy access to research, allows them to ask questions anonymously, and join in lively discussions with other patients. Reports show that a majority of Internet users are searching for health information online and overwhelming trend is for patients to learn from each other. DDA Medical, a leader in providing healthcare information technology (IT) and patient management systems, has years of experience in website design and development and social networking platforms that bring patients together to provide not only a community resource, but also one that is filled with the right reference information.
With a public online healthcare and medical community, patients can unite to discuss personal health management, provide encouragement for others, or learn first-hand information that they may not have received from their healthcare practitioner. Healthcare organizations can also take part in the healthcare community by providing reliable resources, promoting healthcare specialists, and supplying a unique outlet for patients to ask questions that their physician could not answer.
DDA Medical’s familiarity with designing and developing social networking sites allows us to create specialized online health communities featuring tools like:
Healthcare Forums: Physicians can provide a moderated or unmoderated healthcare forum where patients can log in and discuss any health-related issues or experiences with each other. Patients will also have the ability to converse with physicians or specialists who can provide accurate resources and information.
Healthcare Blogs: Blogging is one of the fastest growing Internet activities, allowing users to easily create and maintain valuable content. Physicians can write blogs about treatment technologies, patients can create online journals, and anyone can provide additional comments or feedback.
Healthcare Groups: Online healthcare groups allow physicians and patients with common interests and a similar health focus to discuss and share detailed information with each other. Groups can be specific to one particular healthcare issue or be a large general group with common interests.
Health Goals: Patients can work toward goals and provide real-time updates on the progress and status of their accomplishments. Goals can be monitored by a physician to ensure patient compliance and by other patients or family members to offer encouragement and support.
With DDA Medical’s health communities, patients can unite to learn together and from healthcare professionals. Whether patients want to share their life story through a blog or participate in lively discussion on a forum, DDA Medical can build and promote the right platform to create new communities for healthcare patients.