Digital health tools are a proven ally to patients
(NC) While Brian Campkin expects an intense battle with his opponent every time he steps onto the tennis court, he wasn't expecting to fight for his life the day shortness of breath forced him off the court.
“I was barely firing on one cylinder and I needed an emergency triple bypass surgery,” Brian explained.
Today, the father of three has recovered and uses a digital health tool to help keep his heart and his fitness in check.
Managing chronic conditions, facilitating better communication and collaboration between health care providers, and allowing patients to monitor and track their conditions accurately and conveniently, are just some of the benefits that Canadians like Brian are experiencing by using digital health tools.
“As I progressed and graduated from my cardiac rehab therapy, I learned what it meant to be heart healthy and how to track it,” he continued. “Having access to a digital health tool helped make this easy and convenient.”
Like Brian, Canadians say they are ready for, and are willing to use digital health tools.
A recent survey by Harris/Decima reveals that 89 per cent of Canadians feel it's important that they personally have full advantage of digital health tools and capabilities.
Canada Health Infoway recently launched its Better Health Together campaign to showcase how digital health has made a difference in the lives of many patients like Brian. Take a look at www.betterhealthtogether.ca.
“Making sure I am here for my family for years to come,” he adds, “is a big part of the reason I use digital health.”
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