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Patient-Centric Strategies in Digital Health

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It is important to consider that the goal of digital health is to improve the experience of the patient as they traverse the health care system and to ultimately improve their health outcomes. In today’s fully connected and digitally integrated world, patients, not providers are the rising stars in digital health innovation. Working from their own experiences and expertise, patients are leading the way in design innovation of novel digital health technologies. As patients become more and more connected, providers must keep up with their patients by utilizing the same technology as their patients. By doing so, providers create a foundation for participatory medicine, leveling power hierarchies and making patients feel comfortable and welcome throughout the process of their care. This chapter explores patient centric strategies in digital health and outlines the foundation of the Everyone Included™ initiative.

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Correspondence to Larry F. Chu M.D., M.S. .

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Chu, L.F., Shah, A.G., Rouholiman, D., Riggare, S., Gamble, J.G. (2018). Patient-Centric Strategies in Digital Health. In: Rivas, H., Wac, K. (eds) Digital Health. Health Informatics. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-61446-5_4

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