Mary is an accomplished professional who has managed a chronic condition all her life.
She sees 4 MDs: a gastroenterologist (GI), an endocrinologist, an OB/GYN, and a primary care physician. 4 MDs from three health care networks. Each network uses a different patient portal. The data is not integrated.
System Problem #1: Under Pressure
The health care system, under financial pressures, nurses leaving the profession and a physician shortfall expected to exceed 100,000 by 2030, is leaving patients with a greater responsibility to manage their own care.