Research shows that patients who are actively involved in their health care have better outcomes. This toolkit is designed to help health care providers, clinic staff, and management understand why patient engagement is so important and how to better engage patients in their own health care.

Get Motivated

Why should you engage your patients?
Find out.

Get Informed

What should you know about the financial and political drivers behind the push for patient engagement?
Read more.

Current Conversations

This thoughtful JAMA Viewpoint article points out how employing patient engagement strategies like motivational interviewing can help resolve the paradox of making physicians responsible for patient behaviors.

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

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.

Posts from HIMSS on the topic of Patient Engagement.

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

Evidence-based insights for improving the way physicians and patients communicate and engage with one another. has a page aimed at helping patients understand the eHealth tools they can use to improve their health care.

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

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

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