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The Patient Engagement Pyramid

Posted by Stephen Armstrong on Fri, Aug 08, 2014 @ 04:30 PM

This blog post was originally published in 2012. Two years later, patient engagement is even more in focus as patient portals are launched in response to Meaningful Use requirements and as the opportunities for population health management are pursued through coordinated care delivery. As part of The American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing's curriculum on Care Coordination and Transition Management, there is an excellent discussion on Population Health Management. The concept of a Patient Engagement Pyramid is referenced in this content. For those interested in ordering the AAACN materials, please visit http://www.aaacn.org/practice-resources/cctm

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Topics: patient engagement, EHR, EMR, Electronic health record, Patient Management, PHR, Meaningful use, patient self-management

Moving the Annual Physical Exam Online to Promote Patient Engagement

Posted by Matt Beer on Mon, Aug 20, 2012 @ 08:30 AM

A recent article in The New York Times questioned the usefulness of the adult annual physical exam, with its unnecessary examinations and tests. It prompted me to give some thought to the idea of an outpatient world without the prized annual well visit.

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Topics: Hello Health, patient engagement, patient self-management, accountable care

Is it Time to Say Goodbye to Outpatient Care?

Posted by Stephen Armstrong on Thu, Jun 21, 2012 @ 04:57 PM

outpatient [ˈoutˌpā sh ənt]

Labels can be very useful. They make our lives simpler, help us to compartmentalize, categorize, and make quick decisions. They can bring structure to our view of our world.

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Topics: patient engagement, EHR, Electronic health record, physician revenue, Patient Management, doctor revenue, free EHR, free EMR, PHR, patient self-management

The Patient Engagement ‘Nudge’

Posted by Steven Ferguson on Mon, Jun 18, 2012 @ 02:12 PM

One of the most influential management books of the last few years has been Nudge, by Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein. Building on the canon of behavioral economics, the authors describe ways in which simple external “nudges” can positively (and negatively) influence individuals’ behavior, and ultimately lead to societal change.

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Topics: patient engagement, EHR, EMR, Electronic health record, Patient Management, PHR, patient self-management

Primary Care is A Conversation, Not A Lecture

Posted by Steven Ferguson on Wed, May 23, 2012 @ 05:38 PM

I connected the dots between two experiences this week, and the headline of this post struck me as a big change. The first was a review of a new book by a Boston-based health care consultant, Nancy Finn, titled e-Patients Live Longer: The Complete Guide to Managing Health Care Using Technology, and it got me thinking about how the changing involvement of the consumer - your patients – is reshaping primary care.

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Topics: EHR, Electronic health record, PHR, Meaningful use, patient self-management

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