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:
- Establish Vision
- Create Culture of Engagement
- Employ the Right Technology
- Empower Patients
- 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:
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.