Techtalks: Traveltech

What is patient engagement in healthcare?

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Sanjana Narkar

asked  Oct 6, 2021

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Maryna Ivakhnenko, Copywriter/Editor at AltexSoft

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.

Let us know what else you want to learn on this topic.

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Steve Diaz, Software Developer at Walmart

answered  Jun 29, 2023



Patient engagement in healthcare refers to the active involvement of patients in their healthcare journey, including access to information, shared decision-making, and health education.