Advancing health information technology in
Minnesota and North Dakota.

Patient Engagement for Care Teams

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Why should you engage your patients?
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What should you know about the financial and political drivers behind the push for patient engagement?
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Current Conversations

Digital Health Innovations for Medicaid Super-Utilizers

The Center for Health Care Strategies conducted a series of focus groups to understand how digital tools help patients.

‘Nothing Is Broken’: For An Injured Doctor, Quality-Focused Care Misses The Mark

Dr. Charlotte Yeh's recent article in Health Affairs describes her experiences after being hit by a car as she was crossing the street.

Asynchronous Virtual Visits for the Follow-up of Chronic Conditions

Asynchronous virtual visits for patients with chronic medical conditions are an effective way to evaluate and manage patients.

e-patients.net

A blog from the Society for Participatory Medicine.

HIMSS Patient Engagement Blog Posts

Posts from HIMSS on the topic of Patient Engagement.

Stephen Wilkins Blog

Evidence-based insights for improving the way physicians and patients communicate and engage with one another.

Center for Patient & Consumer Engagement Blog

Patients and experts explore what it takes to find good health care and make the most of it.

HealthIT.gov eHealth Tools You Can Use

HealthIT.gov has a page aimed at helping patients understand the eHealth tools they can use to improve their health care.

ONC Twitter

ONC posts regular updates about Health Information Technology on their Twitter account.

Society for Participatory Medicine Facebook page

The Society for Participatory Medicine is a not-for-profit organization devoted to promoting the concept of participatory medicine.

e-Patient Dave's Blog

e-Patient Dave posts regular updates about Patient Engagement at his blog.

Federal Government aims videos at patients to get them involved in care

HealthIT.gov showcases a number of videos about how patients can use technology to be more involved in their care.

Employers Pushing Patient Engagement Tools

A report from iHealthBeat found that more employers are utilizing Health Care Engagement Technology.

Regina Holliday's Medical Advocacy Blog

A place where art, medicine, social media and pop-culture collide and create a patient voice in health information technology.

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About the Portal

Information about who helped create this portal is available at our list of contributors.

What is patient engagement?

Patient engagement refers to a set of tools, activities, and relationships (by and for both patients and clinicians) that promote shared decision-making and facilitate improved care outcomes for patients through empowerment.

e-Patient Dave's definition:

e-Patient Dave video link

Tools and Resources