Tag Archives: Patient Engagement

Getting Engaged

Elaine Waples We hear inspiring things about patient engagement.  The very concept has a hearty, spirited, “do-right” sound to it. I spent many years in human resources. I remember the conversations we had around employee engagement as we searched for … Continue reading

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Patient Engagement and Medical Homes – Core Drivers of a High-Performing Health System

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn Posted 3/30/12 on Health Populi It was Dr. Charles Safran who said, “Patients are the most under-utilized resource in the U.S. health system,” which he testified to Congress in 2004. Seven years later, patients are still under-utilized, not just … Continue reading

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Consumer Engagement in Health: Greater Cost-Consciousness and Demand for Cost/Quality Information

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn Posted 12/14/11 on Health Populi People enrolled in consumer-directed health plans (CDHPs) are more likely than enrollees in traditional health insurance products to be cost-conscious. In particular, CDHP members check prices before they receive health care services, ask … Continue reading

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Physician Executives Should Support Patient Engagement/Activation

Kent Bottles Posted 10/18/11 on Kent Bottles MD Private Views The doctor/patient relationship is certainly changing and evolving. A term I hear a lot today is:“patient engagement/activation.” Why is this concept so important and what does it mean? What can physician executives do to … Continue reading

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ACO’s: Missing Accountability from a Very Critical Stakeholder

Wendy Lynch First published 3/10/11 on the Altarum Institute Blog Imagine you decided to run an Accountable Car-Care Organization.  The government announced you would no longer be paid on repairs alone, but for keeping cars on the road and out … Continue reading

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Putting Patients Into Meaningful Use: Regulators and Providers are Catching Up with e-Patients

David Harlow First published 3/1/11 on HealthBlawg The Health Research Institute at PricewaterhouseCoopers released a report last week entitled Putting patients into “meaningful use.” It begins with the anecdote I’ve blogged about previously regarding a diagnosis by Facebook in lieu of a PHR, … Continue reading

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Dave and Danny on the Big Screen

Paul Levy First published 2/22/11 on [Not] Running A Hospital Regular readers may recall that I wrote about a grand rounds presentation by Dr. Danny Sands and e-Patient Dave deBronkart. It was an impressive and moving exposition about the power of patient … Continue reading

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Patient Engagement: It’s Not What You Tell Them, But How You Tell Them

Pat Salber First published 2/16/11 on The Doctor Weighs In Once you take a look at this video, you will see what a huge opportunity is missed in health care because of lousy communication techniques. It’s not that we don’t … Continue reading

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Measuring Patients’ Experience of Care

DAVID HARLOW First published 2/9/11 on Health Blawg, There is a growing recognition within the medical-industrial complex that the patient is a key element of the enterprise, and that patient satisfaction, patient experience, patient engagement, patient activation, patient-centeredness are very … Continue reading

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