The Health Affairs February 2013 issue is titled “New Era of Patient Engagement” and the content matches the title. Nick Dawson describes the day in his blog post Health Affairs is the new shirtless dancing guy Here’s a short extract from the blog post. It’s worth reading, it has other interesting tidbits.
The briefing was a forum for researchers and authors of articles in the February edition to present their work. Many of the topics focused on ways to activate patients or to get patients engaged in their care. Proponents, supported by compelling data, argued activated or engaged patients have better outcomes and reduced costs.
This is hugely important. Activated & engaged patients are called “the blockbuster drug of the century” in an editorial of Health Affairs. That was unthinkable just a couple of years ago. It finally looks like it’s going to be hard to stop that train.
- The editorial Rx For The ‘Blockbuster Drug’ Of Patient Engagement
- Jessie Gruman’s article An Accidental Tourist Finds Her Way In The Dangerous Land Of Serious Illness