Making it Easier to Find Resources
There is an abundance of health-related resources - educational content, web and mobile apps, self-monitoring devices, services and systems - that may improve comprehension, coordination and compliance, and ultimately enhance a patient's Quality-of-Life.
The consumerization of healthcare is increasing competition with many stakeholders wanting to "own" the patient. Ultimately, the patient owns her/his disease(s). Collaboration and care coordination amongst those stakeholders is essential to best meet the needs of each patient.
If patients cannot easily find resources, an opportunity to contribute to their Quality-of-Life is lost. The first step is identifying what resources are available. Mill City ICC is developing a comprehensive Resource Registry for chronic diseases.