TQ Teleconnection- August 2017
How CIOs Can Lead the Charge in IT-Enabled Patient Engagement
As healthcare has become more digital, it has provided more opportunities for patients to be engaged in their care, whether through patient portals or mobile apps. In the broader sense, as healthcare continues to evolve from a fee-for-service to a value-based care payment model, many healthcare leaders agree that patient engagement is going to play a critical role. The more involved and invested patients are in their own healthcare, the greater the likelihood for successful care outcomes, and this patient engagement piece is paramount as patient care organizations increasingly take on more risk.
The current picture of patient engagement activities and strategies in healthcare organizations is a mixed outlook. The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) reported in 2015 that about 7 out of 10 hospitals let patients view, download and transmit their own health information. A 2016 report from the American Hospital Association found that 92 percent of hospitals offer patients the capability to view medical records online.
Healthcare Informatics (7/25/17)