Patient Engagement Programs

 

Established in 2014, the goal of the Patient Engagement program is to provide tools to engage patients in their own care outside the traditional clinical encounters. This approach includes promoting shared decision-making tools and providing access to patient education resources.

Patient engagement is most effective when both patients and providers can collaborate to make treatment decisions together in a setting where the personal values and needs of patients are at the forefront of the patient/provider relationship. The program continues to evolve as new technologies become available, and patient engagement offerings are extended to new specialties and providers across the Partners HealthCare system. Some of our most successful and widely recognized activities include shared decision-making, video education and online decision support resources for providers.

Read this editorial from our Patient Engagement Medical Director Dr. Adam Licurse

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