Candace Westgate, MD realized the limits of care coordination and patient engagement programs for cancer risk-management and prevention only after encountering a patient testing positive for a cancer-causing genetic mutation.
In the healthcare sector, the primary focus needs to be on the consumer i.e. the patient who visits a doctor with the trust and hope of being cured. But, with mega-mergers becoming common in the healthcare sector, the equation between the patient and doctor has changed drastically.
Judy Murphy, the chief nursing officer at IBM recently came out with a statement that indicates that in the days to come life-based care in chronic patients will become more efficient.