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.
Also in This Issue:
- Comprehensive Program Virtually Eliminates Preventable Birth Trauma
- Low-Overhead Medical Home Leverages Information Technology To Attract Both Providers and Patients in Underserved Rural Areas
- Community Health Navigators Use Pathways Model to Enhance Access to Health and Social Services for Low-Income, At-Risk Residents
- Hourly Nurse Rounds Help to Reduce Falls, Pressure Ulcers, and Call Light Use, and Contribute to Rise in Patient Satisfaction