Since the beginning of 2020, the spread of COVID-19 has made it harder and harder for patients with obesity to see their doctors. Recently, doctors and patients have tried to develop creative adaptive solutions to continue a healthy journey towards weight loss. The increased reliance on mobile devices to stay in touch with practitioners created an environment where doctors are more likely to communicate with their patients outside of the office visit. Who would have thought that not being able to see patients may help providers become even more effective?
One way to help patients to stay on track and communicate with them is through the MyHealthyJourney app by Robard. MyHealthyJourney is a mobile app and digital solution that empowers your patients to securely journal their meals, exercise and hydration, message coaches, schedule visits, and track weight. Perhaps more importantly, the MyHealthyJourney app allows health care providers to take a deep dive into a patient’s daily life — and that’s something not easily obtainable through just office and group visits.
In the app, patients log their food and progress, which allows them to visualize their evolvement. Alerts can act as a “check-in” for patients and doctors; in turn, these alerts assist with compliance, minimize slipping, and provide additional motivation toward achieving goals. When a patient reaches a goal, their provider might send them a message of congratulations; when they need motivation, a provider can initiate a conversation with the knowledge of their progress.
90 percent of patients report that the platform helps them simplify their program and stay connected to their doctor. What’s more, 66 percent of patients continue to use the app and devices long after completing a program, providing clinics with accurate data on patients needing a refresher. Valuable data is the core of the MyHealthyJourney app.
You can be more proactive in your patient’s lives. You can see downward trends and plateaus between office visits so you can encourage or suggest solutions to get them back on track. When you engage with your patients between visits, it can make office visits more productive, leading to more successful patients.
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