Building a patient-centered framework

January 10, 2013

A practice can move to patient-centered care in five ways, according to the National eHealth Collaborative's recently released Patient Engagement Framework.

A practice can move to patient-centered care in five ways, according to the National eHealth Collaborative's recently released Patient Engagement Framework.

The framework was created to help physicians create a system of care that empathizes with the patient experience. Specifically, the framework advocates an approach to care built on:

  • informing patients,

  • engaging patients,

  • empowering patients,

  • partnering with patients, and

  • supporting patients’ community.