"Why patient engagement is being called “the blockbuster drug of the century”
The goals of patient engagement range from getting people to review and manage their medical records and follow prescribed treatments to adopting healthy behaviors and seeing their health-care providers as partners. That kind of engagement has proved it can both lower costs and improve health outcomes—one reason why patient engagement has been called “the blockbuster drug of the century.”
“The more a patient is engaged with their care,” says Sheila Och, director of community health promotion at the Lowell Community Health Center, “the better they respond to their treatment, the better they follow the regimens, and the better they manage their chronic conditions. If individuals start achieving milestones it encourages them to continue.”"
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