Forbes – How Virtual Health Assistants Can Reshape Healthcare

EXTRACT. Most experts agree that increasing patient engagement and improving self-management skills for chronic disease will greatly reduce healthcare inefficiencies, but right now, there are limited resources available to patients for around-the-clock guidance, available to answer the 3 a.m. questions.<br /><br />Our natural opportunity to remove the access barriers, increase patient literacy and greatly improve engagement is to employ technology that enlists patient participation. It’s the only way to sustainably improve the state of healthcare. This is where we need the most help from tech. <br /><br />See more in:<br /><a href=””><br /></a>Salvitz, E. (2013) Forbes online, March, 3.