5 Elements of A Successful Patient Engagement Strategy

Today I discovered this whitepaper called 5 Elements of a Successful Patient Engagement Strategy. My interest was really piqued since patient engagement has become such an important topic in healthcare. In fact, much of the future healthcare reimbursement will be tied to how well a healthcare organization engages the patient. I’m not just talking about fake meaningful use required engagement, but really caring and engaging deeply with your patients.

For those who don’t care to download the free whitepaper, here’s the high level list of 5 elements for successful patient engagement:

  1. Establish Vision
  2. Create Culture of Engagement
  3. Employ the Right Technology
  4. Empower Patients
  5. Be Ready to Evolve

Not a bad list at all. In fact, I think it’s a good guide on how to think through creating a patient engagement strategy.

In case you’re still not convinced that patient engagement is important, this graphic from the whitepaper should help you consider otherwise:
Online and Mobile Healthcare Use
The whitepaper also included 4 myths of patient engagement. I’m pretty sure they’re cook have been 20 myths. A lot of people have made up a lot of things because they don’t want to be involved in patient engagement. I think that’s going to have to change as healthcare continues to evolve.

About the author

John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of HealthcareScene.com, a network of leading Healthcare IT resources. The flagship blog, Healthcare IT Today, contains over 13,000 articles with over half of the articles written by John. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 20 million times.

John manages Healthcare IT Central, the leading career Health IT job board. He also organizes the first of its kind conference and community focused on healthcare marketing, Healthcare and IT Marketing Conference, and a healthcare IT conference, EXPO.health, focused on practical healthcare IT innovation. John is an advisor to multiple healthcare IT companies. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can be found on Twitter: @techguy.