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Friday, May 22, 2015
Patient Engagement has been dubbed the Blockbuster Drug of the 21st Century
The healthcare market is transitioning to a consumer-driven health market that could cut hospital inpatient expenses by 40% percent over the longer term. There has been an explosion of Patient Generated Health Data (PGHD) as well as care coordination platforms that will enable specialized "smart care" teams to excel at chronic disease management, prevention and non-acute interventions.
Patient engagement holds the promise of improved health outcomes, better patient care, and lower health care costs. It is of great value to patients by stimulating positive patient behavior, by providing real time patient education and by facilitating shared decision making with clinicians. As our population ages, it makes it enables family members’ to provide support for elderly patients.
Rather than depersonalizing health care, HIT may promise to make it more patient-centered, with the caveat "If you build it , will they come ?" Early studies reveal that the majority of Americans fail to use HIT. In a previously published post,
Join us to learn about the key elements of a Patient Engagement Framework and the Patient Engagement Journeys at Intermountain Healthcare and El Camino Hospital.