What does a strong physician-patient connection look like in 2020?
The bridge from doctors to patients is blocked.
A recent survey showed just 42% of physicians believe they have effective communication with their patients. This is despite the fact that two-thirds of surveyed doctors agreed delivering a top in-patent experience is the most important factor to their practice’s success.
The strain is felt on the other end, as well. It’s commonplace for patients to complain about the limited attention they receive, or the ineffective information they hear, from their care provider. In-patient visits among younger adult populations are on the decline, and the concept of the long-term relationship between a doctor and their patient is expiring.
So, what does it look like today?
On Monday, Rebecca Winderman, MD (@WindermanMd), Director of Pediatric Gastroenterology at Jamaica Jospital, joins the HCPLive® and SoMeDocs teams to lead a discussion on “Physician-Patient Communication.”
The chat begins Monday, February 10, at 6 PM EST, under the #DocTalk and #SoMeDocs hashtags. Here are the questions:
Every Monday evening over the next month, doctors, care providers, students, experts, and advocates can participate in the joint #DocTalk and #SoMeDocs chat: a discussion on the biggest trends, news, ideas, and issues in healthcare today, hosted by a network of physician thought leaders.
SoMeDocs is an online platform that provides physicians a space to network, collaborate, and grow their own brands. Physicians with interest in becoming thought leaders, growing their practice, connecting with a target audience, and advancing their careers through online growth and networking can learn more here.