Infrastructure Supporting Patient Engagement Can Have Positive Impact

A recent report in Medical Economics spotlights the positive ripple effects of active patient engagement, including reduction in hospital visits and improved treatment adherence.

Existing technologies can offer patients a voice in the treatment process and an opportunity to manage their health by facilitating communication with providers, delivering tailored educational information and actively connecting patients to resources and referrals.

According to the article, this is a concept most patients embrace. A 2010 survey found that nearly 80 percent of respondents would be more likely to choose a provider who offered health care interactions online, via a mobile device or at a self-service kiosk.