Patient Engagement

Patient Engagement Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Patient engagement is an ongoing process in which patients take an active role in their own health care. Many factors—including personal skills, motivation, and behaviors—affect an individual’s ability to effectively engage in care.

The featured Innovations describe one program that used a storytelling approach and another program that provided text messaging to encourage behavior change among vulnerable populations, leading to greater patient engagement and improved outcomes.

The featured QualityTools provide resources to help health care professionals partner with patients and families to involve them in care, and information to assist health care consumers in communicating effectively with providers about their health care.

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