Patient engagement spurs better health
Foundation aims to help you help them
It will be no surprise to quality professionals that research shows that patients who lack the skills and confidence to manage their own healthcare often require more of it and incur higher healthcare costs.
But for a lot of patients, it's a whole new world, and figuring out how to get those patients involved is a new world for healthcare organizations.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is here to help. The foundation released an interactive package that outlines how many organizations are already trying to engage patients as active participants in their own healthcare.
The videos, resource guides, and interviews include real stories from patients, providers, and payers.
The issue brief is available at http://www.rwjf.org/content/dam/farm/reports/issue_briefs/2014/rwjf411217.