Healthcare News & Insights

Keys to help patients make better health decisions

More payors are calling on hospitals to provide patient-centered care and get patients more involved in their treatment, since better engagement often leads to improved health outcomes. Part of this process involves giving patients the information they need to make the best decisions about their health. 

Boost patient engagement through communication, shared decision making

Engaging patients in their own health outcomes has become important for hospitals. That means it’s essential to communicate information about their conditions throughout their hospital stays. To do this effectively, your clinicians must be on board with delivering information to patients in language they can easily understand. 

Shared decision making: Improves care while lowering costs

A recent report in the New England Journal of Medicine, touts that shared decision making provides numerous benefits for patients, clinicians and the healthcare system, including increased patient knowledge, less anxiety over the care process, improved health outcomes, reductions in unwarranted variation in care and costs, and greater alignment of care with patients’ values.