Monthly Archives: February 2013

#DigitalHealth: Patient Engagement Does Not Imply Patient Empowerment


Patient engagement is a phrase that is everywhere now. It is part of the vernacular in advocacy circles, government, health technology companies, and payers. It used to signal a new healthcare ecosystem in which the patient is more of a … Continue reading

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Five Ways of Achieving Patient Engagement: Part 2: WITH Technology


In my previous post I discussed what I believe to be the most important paths to patient engagement without technology. I would like to now follow-up and discuss how technology can promote patient engagement.  This technology might be in the … Continue reading

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Five Ways of Achieving Patient Engagement: Part 1: WITHOUT Technology


If one looks at communications revolving around healthcare these days, whether emanating from political, healthcare economics, clinical, or technology spaces, the term patient engagement is invariably found as one of the cornerstones of the conversation.  This is no more evident … Continue reading

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