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Data Graphic: The Two Most Effective Patient Engagement Initiatives

Blog Post · May 22, 2017

More Time with Patients and Shared Decision-Making Are Most Effective Patient Engagement Initiatives

Patient Engagement Insights Report. Click To Enlarge.

Many definitions of patient engagement are debated, but when it comes down to what approaches are most effective, members of the NEJM Catalyst Insights Council — consisting of health care executives, clinical leaders, and clinicians — emphasize clinician time with patients. The next most effective approach is shared decision-making, defined as clinicians and patients working together to produce the best outcomes possible. Only these two initiatives have broad support from our survey respondents. At the bottom of the list of effectiveness is remote monitoring using wireless devices/wearables.

Read the original Patient Engagement Insights Report: Improved Engagement Leads to Better Outcomes, but Better Tools Are Needed.


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