Top 10 ways to engage patients with IT

The Institute for Health Technology Transformation has released a report that compiles what key health IT experts from across the United States view as the best ways to engage patients in the digital age.

"Top Ten Things You Need to Know About Engaging Patients" was prepared by: Donna Scott, executive director of marketing strategy, RelayHealth; Howard Rosen, CEO, Life:Wire; Brad Tritle, president  and CEO, eHealth Trust Arizona; Shadaab Kanwal, director of clinical informatics, UCLA Health Sciences; Michael Brown, MD, chief information officer, Harvard University Health Services; Adam Clark, director of scientific and federal affairs, FasterCures, and member, ONC HIT Policy Committee; Pamela Law, MD, David Geffen School of Medicine '09, affiliated with Health 2.0; and Waco Hoover, CEO, Institute for Health Technology Transformation.

"The move toward new care delivery models means that patient engagement is increasing in importance to providers," said Scott. "This white paper provides to health-system executives some research and ideas that can drive their patient engagement strategies and help them take patient engagement to the next level."

"Patient engagement will play an increasingly important role in the delivery of care as the U.S. health system continually identifies mechanisms to help improve quality, safety and efficiency," added Hoover,  "The Institute hopes that research and collaborations among industry stakeholders, like the Patient Engagement Report, will provide beneficial strategies and tools."

Click on the next page to read the top 10 ways to achieve patient engagement.

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