Patient Engagement and Technology

A recent study conducted by the National eHealth Collaborative “2012 NeHC Stakeholder Survey,” found that 64% of stakeholders’ surveyed described “patient engagement” as: “Patient uses educational material and online resources to learn about better health or their own health conditions.”

In the blog post, 5 Buckets to Patient Engagement and the Role of HIT, Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA, describes her definition of patient engagement and provides five essential ingredients for patient engagement to grow.

Tell us what you think. Do you agree with her blog post? What is your practice’s definition of patient engagement, and does technology play a role in it?

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