Mayo Clinic’s tweet chat on the patient of the future (#POTF) elicited a good discussion Tuesday with tweeple chiming in on patients’ rising technological expectations of their providers, 24/7 communication capability, remote monitoring and the ability to garner respect from doctors.
Three questions were debated during the chat: What will the patient of the future demand from his or her provider? What changes to the healthcare system must occur in order to meet the demands of such a patient? And what innovations in healthcare will empower the patient of the future?
Here are some notable answers each referring back to question 1, 2 and 3: