As health care has evolved, the patient’s role in following his or her care plan after discharge has increased, and hospitals need to find ways to help patients help themselves. According to The Advisory Board Company’s Annual Health Care CEO Survey, 45 percent of hospital executives are interested in identifying patient engagement strategies. It’s no secret that engaging patients in their care is essential to care quality, increasing patient satisfaction and, ultimately, achieving positiveoutcomes. However, when the patient leaves the hospital it can be a challenge to sustain patient engagement, especially when it comes to maintaining communication and overseeing care continuity.
Though patient and family engagement can be tough once a patient is out of sight, there are ways to facilitate communication, continue oversight and ensure patients follow established care plans.Read More