Patients as Partners Training Guide


Patients as Partners Training Guide


These guides explain how health care providers and patients and families can work together to effect safer delivery of care, help realize better expected medical outcomes, reduce risk and liability, reduce medical costs, and advance an authentic culture of safety throughout hospitals in the United States. The guides provide hospitals with a clearly delineated path to successful collaboration complete with comprehensive instructions and a unique customizable road map.

There are six targeted editions of the Patients as Partners Training Guide : for provider staff, executives and board of directors, patient advocates, Hospital Engagement Network leadership, physicians, and inhospital trainers. Each guide includes patient videos, interactive tools, and insightful lessons.

The guides provide the necessary components for success including the following:

  • Proven strategies to help hospitals achieve a collaborative plan for safer care and quality improvement
  • A communication blueprint for the most effective partnership
  • Ways hospitals can raise the bar of accountability while lowering financial risk and liability
  • Convenient online module—base testing and scoring for staff participants, patient candidates, and more


Healthcare and Patient Partnership Institute

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Healthcare and Patient Partnership Institute


Release Date: 2012
Original Summary: June 2013
Last Updated: 07/31/13

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