Healthcare Informatics—A recent survey by the National eHealth Collaborative found that for many healthcare organizations, patient engagement is a both a priority and a complete mystery. The survey found that 53% of respondents listed consumer engagement as either high or very high on their priorities. But a third of respondents said their organization had no clearly defined health IT plan for patient engagement. And 59% said their strategies are only ‘evolving towards clarity.’
“Effectively leveraging health IT to engage with patients and consumers will lead to better healthcare outcomes,” NeHC CEO Kate Berry said in a statement. “Our survey shows that a majority of organizations believe in the strategic importance of consumer engagement yet their strategies are understandably nascent.”
Our Take: It’s great to finally see the market coalescing around the concept of patient engagement. This blog exists, in part, to help sort out the mystery, give clear ideas on how to move forward and provide examples of success stories. Here are some of our favorite posts on the topic.
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