To Engage Patients, Meet Them Where They Are — On The Internet

Monday, May 9th, 2011
This post was written by Patricia Donovan

Online interaction with patients will engage them in health management, setting up healthcare providers for success in patient-centered models such as the medical home and ACOs. That’s one of 10 tips for patient engagement in a new Institute for Health Technology Transformation report profiled in this week’s Healthcare Business Weekly Update.

Health IT also links patients in rural areas to health services they might not otherwise be able to access. CMS’s new telemedicine rule, another featured story this week, simplifies the credentialing and privileging processes among providers to enhance access to telemedicine by remote patients.

Didn’t have a chance to read the results from our 2011 Telehealth and Telemedicine survey? Download the executive summary here.

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