Institute for Health Technology Transformation Publishes Patient Engagement Report

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The Institute for Health Technology Transformation announced today the release of their Patient Engagement Report. The report entitled, “Top Ten Things You Need to Know About Engaging Patients” is a compilation of what key health IT experts from across the United States think are the most important things you need to know about engaging patients in the digital age along with four key recommendations for practical action.

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The move toward new care delivery models means that patient engagement is increasing in importance to providers

The Institute for Health Technology Transformation announced today the release of their Patient Engagement Report. The report entitled, “Top Ten Things You Need to Know About Engaging Patients” is a compilation of what key health IT experts from across the United States think are the most important things you need to know about engaging patients in the digital age along with four key recommendations for practical action.

The report discusses how healthcare organizations, which provide high quality outcomes for patients, will be the ones who prosper under new health reform models, such as Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH). It also explores the concerns that come with patient engagement, and the advantages and strategies that should be explored.

“The move toward new care delivery models means that patient engagement is increasing in importance to providers,” said Donna Scott, Executive Director, Marketing Strategy, RelayHealth. “This white paper provides to health-system executives some research and ideas that can drive their patient engagement strategies and help them take patient engagement to the next level.”

The report was prepared by: Donna Scott, Executive Director of Marketing Strategy, RelayHealth; Howard Rosen, CEO, Life:Wire; Brad Tritle, CIPP, CPHIT, President & CEO, eHealth Trust Arizona; Shadaab Kanwal, Director of Clinical Informatics, UCLA Health Sciences; Michael Brown, MD, Chief Information Officer, Harvard University Health Services; Adam Clark, Director of Scientific and Federal Affairs, FasterCures, and member, ONC HIT Policy Committee; Pamela Law, MD, David Geffen School of Medicine ’09, Affiliated with Health 2.0; and Waco Hoover, CEO, Institute for Health Technology Transformation.

“Patient engagement will play an increasingly important role in the delivery of care as the U.S. health system continually identifies mechanisms to help improve quality, safety and efficiency,” said Waco Hoover, CEO, Institute for Health Technology Transformation. “The Institute hopes that research and collaborations among industry stakeholders, like the Patient Engagement Report, will provide beneficial strategies and tools.”

The report can be downloaded directly by visiting the Institute’s Download Center at http://ihealthtran.com/downloadcenter.html

About the Institute for Health Technology Transformation

The Institute for Health Technology Transformation is the leading organization committed to bringing together private and public sector leaders fostering the growth and effective use of technology across the healthcare industry. Through collaborative efforts the Institute provides programs that drive innovation, educate, and provide a critical understanding of how technology applications, solutions and devices can improve the quality, safety and efficiency of healthcare. http://www.ihealthtran.com

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