Engaging the patient: a tutorial

From a physician’s POV (point of view), ten points on how to best engage patients–and only the last five involve technology. David Lee Scher, MD’s Digital Health Corner continues his series of ‘fives’ with Five Ways of Achieving Patient Engagement: Part 1: WITHOUT Technology and Five Ways of Achieving Patient Engagement: Part 2: WITH Technology. Part one focuses on communication (including Twitter, though the psychiatrists just ran out the door…) and that technology is an adjunct tool, not a ‘solution’, must include the caregiver and must be connected. Key insight: smart health tech developers include patients and providers in all phases of development.

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