Will Smorgasbord Approach Get More Patients Engaged?

Jeff Rowe | Government Health IT | October 10, 2012

Yesterday, we took umbrage at what struck us as a bit of “preachifying” by a health IT stakeholder. At issue was the apparent lack of support of EHRs by the public, and his reasons why that lack of support was “wrong”.  So today let’s turn it around an look at a different, eminently more hands-on approach to patient engagement.

In introducing an array of gadgets and gizmos designed to get patients plugged in, this observer notes “with the introduction of Meaningful Use Stage 2, patient engagement has gone from nice-to-have to necessary, and that transition requires hospital systems and physician practices across the country to look to tools to aid in the process.”