Healthcare providers engage with patients during routine exams and when problems arise. But in the changing healthcare landscape, that’s not enough. Patient engagement must now extend beyond the exam room, using electronic health information to spur new, more regular and proactive interactions between physicians and patients — interactions that encourage patients to actively manage their health are part of a broader goal to drive measurable improvements in population health. Greenway Health’s patient engagement tools can help.
The electronification of health information has opened the doors to many ways to engage with patients, including:
While many patients are reluctant participants in their own care, most people have a genuine desire to be in good health. Those who contribute actively to their own health improvements typically experience a sense of self-reinforcing pride in their role, and the resulting higher level of patient satisfaction benefits the entire healthcare industry.
The meaningful use program includes three measures under a core objective that relate to sharing electronic patient health records:
Yes. Patient engagement tools — such as patient portals that give patients access to their health information and provider messaging — empower patients with the information and instruction they need to participate in managing their conditions and live healthier lives.