The State of Patient Engagement & Health IT

Source: HIMSS Center for Patient and Family-Centered Care
and HIMSS Connected Patient Committee


August 12, 2014

Your patients and their families and caregivers are ready to engage with you. Learn about the current patient engagement health IT environment and how you and your organization can become partners with them on the journey to patient empowerment and better health.

Topics include:

  • Emerging learnings in patient engagement

  • Patient readiness

  • Health financing's impact on consumers’ and providers’ behavior

  • Partnerships and enablers for patient engagement

  • Data integration

Editor: Jane Sarasohn-Kahn, MA (Econ.), MHSA,THINK-Health and Health Populi Blog

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Even without universal agreement on "one" definition of patient engagement, two truths are emerging: a patient’s greater engagement in healthcare contributes to improved health outcomes, and information technologies can support engagement. The HIMSS Patient Engagement Framework provides a five-milestone roadmap for health providers looking to support patients through the use of IT tools and resources: inform me, engage me, empower me, partner with me, and support my e-Community.  Patients want to be engaged in their healthcare decision-making process, and those who are engaged as decision-makers in their care tend to be healthier and have better outcomes.

Financial health related to healthcare costs and types of insurance coverage also influences consumer health behaviors...

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