The Face Of Patient Engagement

Patient engagement is hot.

It has become the new buzz word in the healthcare industry. There is an increasingly common belief among hospital executives and healthcare organisations that patient and family engagement must be a key driver in the transformation of the healthcare delivery system.

There is an increasingly common belief among hospital executives and healthcare organisations that patient and family engagement must be a key driver in the transformation of the healthcare delivery system.

So what is ‘patient engagement’?

The Get Well Network calls it: “A national health priority and a core strategy for performance improvement.

Leonard Kish refers to it as “The Blockbuster Drug of the Century” – HT to Dave Chase.

Steve Wilkins refers to it as “The Holy Grail of Health Care” – HT to KevinMD.

From these, patient engagement then is:

  • a strategy
  • a drug
  • a grail
  • a “meaningful use” objective
  • something that requires a business case
  • something that requires “consumer-facing devices and tools

Now in their 29th year, the Modern Healthcare’s Design Awards have chronicled the industry’s pursuit to define, design and create the ideal healing environment. And, according to one of this year’s judges, the strongest entries in this year’s competition are already far along on that journey.“2014’s top 2 projects” defines how patient engagement should be. Watch below slideshow.

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