Technology is giving patients many new ways to create, access, and control their health information. A new TMA white paper, "Electronic Patient Engagement Tools: A Guide for Physicians," shows physicians how to make the most of the changes.
Patient engagement is closely aligned with, but not identical to, patient-centered care, the white paper explains.
"Patient-centered care is about the actions of the physician and care providers, whereas patient engagement is about the actions of patients regarding their own care." The white paper includes definitions, examples, and even scripts showing how physicians and office staff can encourage patients to take part.
Action, April 1, 2016
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March 31, 2016