The new US Federal Health IT Strategic Plan is focused on patient engagement and population health management, “highlighting the important role of patient-centered care in the industry’s ongoing transformation.”
FDA’s sharpened focus on patient-centered technology development, evaluation and use has already begun to positively affect the development of innovative therapies and clinical solutions.
Patient engagement remains a crucial but challenging component of the modern care paradigm. “Providers are finding that there is a lot of nuance to defining a truly engaged patient…Those who have successfully engaged patients in their care have done so with a combination of human touch and technology.”
Chartis Group consultants discuss how implementing systems of patient engagement is a key strategy for traditional providers——hospitals, medical groups, and integrated health systems——to employ in order to thrive in the emerging healthcare landscape.
A new study in the journal Cancer demonstrates the value of providing patient navigation to patients at high risk for delays in cancer care.
Patient portals are potent tools for engaging patients and meeting MU2 VDT requirements. “Making healthcare information easily accessible is a critical part of keeping patients involved and informed in their care.”
Effective care coordination cited as vital for retaining patients. “This research implies that coordination of care supersedes all other drivers.”
Dr. Andrew McCulloch, CEO of the Picker Institute Europe, discusses the role of integration in effective care coordination.
The future of Meaningful Use: what will MU Stage 3 look like?
Some providers ‘are really jaded and don’t believe anyone will listen to them’
Healthcare providers are searching for tools to improve patient engagement and facilitate population health management goals.