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Patient Engagement for Care Teams

Get Motivated

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

Who Determines Physician Effectiveness?

This thoughtful JAMA Viewpoint article points out how employing patient engagement strategies like motivational interviewing can help resolve the...

Center for Patient & Consumer Engagement Blog

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

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.

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.

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. eHealth Tools You Can Use has a page aimed at helping patients understand the eHealth tools they can use to improve their health care.

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.

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

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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