WHEN PATIENTS COLLABORATE ON TREATMENT PLANS, THE SENSE OF PLAN CO-OWNERSHIP CAN LEAD TO A HIGHER LIKELIHOOD OF ADHERENCE AND BETTER OUTCOMES.
WHAT’S SO GREAT ABOUT PATIENT ENGAGEMENT? A Patient's Role in Primary Care
Studies consistently show that physicians who
help and empower patients to take a more active
role in their healthcare achieve better clinical
outcomes at lower costs.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) places extensive emphasis on patient engagement. It is a key quality component in value-based and alternative payment incentive models and central to new federal initiatives that explore ways to help patients better understand medical treatment options and share in healthcare decision-making.