What is patient engagement in healthcare?
asked Oct 6, 2021
answered Oct 11, 2021
Hi Sanjana! If you haven’t read our article on patient engagement, I’m sure you’ll find a lot of answers there.
But in short, patient engagement is a set of practices and tools for helping patients become more educated about their conditions and more confident when managing them. Three main aspects of patient engagement include:
- Education -- explaining the course of treatment using videos, schemes, and other digital materials.
- Decision making -- using so-called decision aids that provide the overview of treatment options to help patients make an educated choice.
- Support outside the doctor’s office -- safe and convenient messaging, scheduling, and medication adherence reminders.
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