Education is a vital part of patient engagement for a medical practice.

How can IT help ensure patient engagement across the continuum of care?

“Patient empowerment is a living, breathing, evolving thing. It looks different for each of us, and it can change with time and by disease and severity. Patients are invariably the hub of our own healthcare, and our buy-in and partnership is essential to make the wheels spin.” Wise words. Not from a big IT company, health IT policymaker or health system executive, but from patient, Emily Kramer-Golinkoff, who was diagnosed with an aggressive form of Cystic Fibrosis at the age of 29.Emily’s words, spoken onstage at the ONC’s 2014 Consumer IT Summit, hit an all-too-familiar cord of frustration that keeps so many of us up at night – striking the balance between consistency and complexity, humanity and technology. While […]

By |January 17th, 2015|Categories: Engagement, Healthcare e-Learning||0 Comments

Patient Education Tools

Get Schooled: 4 Helpful Patient Education Tools
By Jennifer Thew, RN, MSJ on Oct 09, 2014 10:53 am

One study published in Health Affairs examined the relationship between “patient activation levels” (which could also be called patient engagement) and care costs. In a companion piece to the study, the authors wrote that “patients who were more knowledgeable, skilled and confident about managing their day-to-day health have lower health care costs than those patients who lacked this type of confidence and skill.”

Here are four interesting ways I found to help patients better understand care, interventions and concepts…
Read more  at HL7 Health Standards 

By |October 9th, 2014|Categories: Education Insights, Engagement||0 Comments

Patient Engagement dissected…

The purpose of the Engagement Behavior Framework is to present a realistic and
comprehensive picture of what individuals must do in order to benefit from the
health care available to them. Specifying these behaviors allows the public and other
stakeholders to understand the magnitude and scope of the challenges people face
in finding and using safe, decent care. This framework provides a basis for concrete,
measurable expectations for individuals’ behavior that should guide the reorientation
of care toward patient-centeredness. It constitutes the first step in an effort to track
and monitor engagement in the nation and among vulnerable subgroups. Better information
about who does and does not perform each of these behaviors will allow
stakeholders to make strategic decisions about the kind of information, guidance
and support that are […]

By |June 4th, 2014|Categories: Engagement||0 Comments

Defining Total Patient Engagement

“Research clearly demonstrates that when patients are effectively engaged in their care, both clinical and financial outcomes can improve.  Learning how to motivate patients to become an active participant in their care takes a great deal of time, energy, and experience. However, when it’s done right, it’s an investment well worth making and will play a key role in the transformation of healthcare.

Patient engagement can improve operational efficiencies, increase patient compliance, and raise satisfaction scores. It is essential to have a solution that can effectively engage patients across the full continuum of care.”

From an Emmi Solutions white paper – “The 8 Elements of Total Patient Engagement”

By |May 20th, 2014|Categories: Engagement||0 Comments