May 19, 2022
User Management & Patient Engagement
Patients who are actively involved in their healthcare tend to have better outcomes and to incur lower costs. Healthcare organizations are increasingly exploring methods of engaging patients in their own care to help them better understand their conditions and treatments and adhere to positive behaviors. For patients to engage effectively in shared decision-making or positive behavioral modifications, information must be conveyed so that it is comprehensible and meaningful to patient populations of widely varying health literacy.
Digital technologies, including patient portals, secure messaging, social media, remote monitoring, and other forms of connected health are key to more active patient engagement and more dynamic interchanges between patients, their healthcare data, and clinicians.
This episode explores the increasing emphasis on patient engagement, digital technologies that have emerged, and a discussion of the future opportunities for patients, providers, and medical technology manufacturers.