Infographic that surveyed non-MD healthcare professionals who work directly with patients to learn how they are using technology to educate their patients.
With 35,000 primary care physicians needed by 2015, ongoing efforts to control healthcare costs are giving rise to a large group of professionals known as healthcare extenders. These non-MD professionals work with and on behalf of patients, on the front lines of healthcare. Their fast-growing numbers include nurses, nurse practitioners, health educators, registered dietitians, certified diabetes educators, and social workers. These patient focused professionals are becoming increasing critical to the delivery of healthcare serving as the primary point of contact across the lifecycle of chronic disease management.
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