An engaged patient is critical to achieving successful outcomes - and it all starts with a shared vision, and recognition of the expertise that both practitioners, and patients bring to the table. Patients who embrace being an active player, and who have clear expectations of their role (and of their practitioner's) will have a fundamental advantage. Once established, the knowledge sharing and action planning can begin. The resources below include tips and clinical insights as it relates to fostering engagement, and the ultimate goals of adherence, and improved patient outcomes.
Dr Holly Lucille shares the “accounting” system that turned out to be a tremendous tool in fostering patient adherence.
Young clinicians often ask me about how I build successful relationships with patients, and what they don't realize is their question actually provided the answer – it's a relationship.. There are things we can learn from the basic "blind date principle" that we shouldn't overlook.
Take a peek in your waiting room – what do you see? If you’re like many practices you’ll see patients passing the time on their phone or tablet – devices filled with apps that your patients are using on a regular basis. Before you jump on the bandwagon and try to develop your own app – PAUSE. With over 40,000 health-related apps already on the market, there’s opportunity to leverage existing apps or technologies to enhance your patient relationships and to run a more efficient practice.