In September, we introduced Align’s blog series, “7 Key Drivers of Patient Transitions.”
Today we want to discuss the first driver of successful patient transitions: early and active patient engagement. The recent buzz phrase “patient engagement”, as it refers to patients taking a more active role in their own healthcare, is front and center in today’s healthcare conversations.
Research supports the notion that engagement of patients in monitoring and managing their own healthcare elevates the patient’s role from passive recipient to active director. It is widely accepted that allowing and encouraging patients to take charge when making healthcare decisions not only enhances the patient experience but also improves health outcomes and contributes to cost savings.