Going to the doctor sucks. It’s not even about the nauseating ear and nose check, or the stick down your throat, or the cold end of a stethoscope on your back. It’s literally just going that almost makes it not worth it. First step is finding a physician. Then, you have to schedule an appointment — and if you’re sick today, you probably won’t be by the time your appointment comes around. Then, you’ll need to find a way to get there, a tough barrier for many.
OhioHealth’s new digital team has unleashed some new technical solutions aimed at mitigating some of the frustration around doctor visits. The local healthcare system has revamped their website, launched an app, and released an Alexa skill. On the lookout for new talent, and ready to spend some money on emerging technologies, OhioHealth is hoping to establish a unique consumer experience that competes locally and nationally.