Engage! Transforming Healthcare Through Digital Patient Engagement

Engage! Transforming Healthcare Through Digital Patient Engagement

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This book explores the benefits of digital patient engagement from the perspectives of physicians, providers, and others in the healthcare system, and discusses what is working well in this new, digitally-empowered collaborative environment. Chapters present the changing landscape of patient engagement, starting with the impact of new payment models and Meaningful Use requirements, and the effects of patient engagement on patient safety, quality and outcomes, effective communications, and self-service transactions. The book explores social media and mobile as tools, and presents guidance on privacy and security challenges, counsel on designing for engagement, and helpful advice on how providers can get started. Vignettes and 23 case studies showcase the impact of patient engagement from a wide variety of settings, from large providers to small practices, and traditional medical clinics to eTherapy practices.Dr. Zaroukian explained, a€œHe had a desire to lose weight but had difficulty connecting his actions with his weight loss efforts. ... Dr. Zaroukian noticed that the patient had an iPhone (as did the doctor) and so the two of them spent time looking through the app store for something that ... calculate daily caloric requirements for their specific weight goal and even securely share their progress with friends.

Title:Engage! Transforming Healthcare Through Digital Patient Engagement
Author:Edited by Jan Oldenburg, Dave Chase, Kate T. Christensen, MD, and Brad Tritle, CIPP
Publisher:Himss Books - 2012-12-01


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