Here to Stay: What Health Care Leaders Say About Patient Engagement
Throughout 2013 and early 2014, the Center for Advancing Health interviewed key health care stakeholders to gather their perspectives on patient engagement. The purpose of our study was to explore both how different health care stakeholders describe "patient engagement" and what strategies each stakeholder uses or promotes to support (or facilitate) engagement. We conducted interviews with 35 key informants from seven groups with an interest in patient engagement: patients, clinicians, employers, health plans, community health programs, governments, and health care consultants and contractors.
Snapshot of People’s Engagement in Their Health Care
A review by the Center for Advancing Health (CFAH) of 31 national surveys conducted from 2001-2009 found that we do not actively and consistently perform many of the actions directly linked to benefiting from the health care available to us.
Getting Tools Used: Lessons for Health Care from Successful Consumer Decision Aids
What has made some purchasing guides successful that could be applied to tools that support people in making decisions about their healthcare? The public’s use of healthcare decision tools lags behind expectations. In response, CFAH gathered insights from top industry leaders and analysts about popular consumer guides outside the healthcare sector. Their insights, along with data from research and trade publications, has generated lessons that healthcare stakeholders can apply to improve the development and dissemination of tools.
CFAH Engagement Behavior Framework
What is the full range of actions individuals are now expected to do if they are to optimally benefit from their health care? The CFAH Engagement Behavior Framework assembles a comprehensive list of measurable behaviors that individuals and/or their caregivers must perform in order to maximally benefit from health care.
Creating a Patient Guide for a “Medical Home” Physician Practice
The services the average hotel offers are no less complex than the services offered to patients and their families in the average physician practice, though the goal is obviously very different. Are patients and families provided with such a guide when they receive care at your practice?
Creating a Patient Guide for a Clinic or Medical Practice
The services the average hotel offers are no less complex than the services offered to patients and their families in the average physician practice, though the goal is obviously very different. Are patients and families provided with such a guide when they receive care at your practice?
Supporting Patients' Engagement in Their Health and Health Care
Providing more patient-centered health care has attracted interest from a wide range of stakeholders. Principles that characterize such patient-centered care often describe the responsibilities and attributes of the professionals and institutions that deliver such care. Included in these principles are general accounts of how patients should be treated: that their preferences should be respected, their emotional needs attended to, their autonomy supported and their decisions shared with families and the care team.
Supporting Patient Engagement in the Patient-Centered Medical Home
Given the current interest in the patient-centered medical home, from the provider community in particular, we offer two modest proposals for how the idea of patient-centeredness can extend to supporting patients’ needs to participate positively in their own care.
A Plan for Engaging Disadvantaged Older People in Their Health and Health Care
In 2008, the Center for Advancing Health (CFAH) was charged by The Atlantic Philanthropies, US Aging Program to identify a program of specific strategies and interventions that could support disadvantaged elderly people in becoming active participants in their health care.