Some Data-Driven Tactics to Improve Patient Engagement

Some Data-Driven Tactics to Improve Patient Engagement

Healthcare Tech Outlook | Thursday, November 25, 2021

Summary: Data-driven strategies can assist health organizations to deliver patient-centered care and promote patient engagement by fostering two-way communication.

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Patient engagement, according to experts, can result in improved health outcomes and more participation in the healthcare decision-making process. Patients who are engaged become active members of the care team, connecting with them on a frequent basis throughout the treatment process in order to better manage their own health. Patients become more invested in their health and more accountable to the care team and themselves when care teams enlighten them about treatment alternatives and involve them in care decisions.

Data-driven tactics to improve patient engagement:

  1. Implement Interventions for Shared Decision-Making

Making decisions together with patients is an important aspect of patient involvement. Clinicians should view the patient as an active member of the care team when making choices. Before making any decisions, the care team and the patient share their opinions and feedback on the patient's goals and treatment plan using this collaborative method. By creating mechanisms and quantitative indicators to track how often doctors use decision support technologies, health systems may encourage patient participation through collaborative decision-making across the board.

  1. Advance health equity

Disparities in healthcare prohibit vulnerable people from receiving equitable access to high-quality care. Health systems must identify access hurdles for particular groups of people and the impact these barriers have on patient involvement as part of their mission to ensure equal access to care for all patients, regardless of race, socioeconomic background, or gender. Patients can't fully participate in the care process if they can't get basic medical care. Fortunately, data may be used to detect health inequities, their core causes, and the relevant measures to close care gaps.

  1. Necessitate patient feedback

With so much data available in healthcare, it's easy for clinicians to prioritize numbers over a patient's voice. However, the measurements don't often include patient input on care, which is an important part of patient engagement. Patient feedback is important because it allows patients to feel like they are a member of the care team and have a say in treatment decisions. Many organizations lack a system for collecting patient feedback, despite being an important aspect of keeping patients engaged in their care. Organizations can promote patient participation by ensuring that patients' perspectives are heard through programs such as Patient Reported Outcomes Measures (PROMs).

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