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“This is less about technology, but more about building that relationship between patient and doctor.” De Shaser said it was important for the tool to include questions about preference for alternative medicine, such as acupunctures, because many doctors are incorporating those options into care.
“There is emerging science to support use of alternative treatments for specific conditions,” he said. Right” events that resemble speed-dating gatherings in which patients meet and greet potential doctors in person.
“At Highmark, we've also seen that our members use online tools to look for reviews, ratings and other information on doctors,” said De Shazer said.
“But switching to a new doctor and transferring your medical records can be a daunting task – 40 percent of people say it's a hassle to switch doctors.” After completing the survey and choosing a new doctor, Highmark said it helps schedule an appointment and transfer medical records.
There was no seriousness, no real conflict, no drama, no problem to be solved.
The goal is to link a patient to a prospective doctor.