Jan 26 2017

IT Helps Patients to Become Increasingly Engaged in Their Healthcare [#Infographic]

Despite uncertainty, providers prioritize engagement efforts.

Despite uncertainty by healthcare providers about what technologies to recommend to patients to spur better engagement, the desire of patients to participate in their own care continues to grow.

A recent survey published in NEJM Catalyst found that 67 percent of nearly 600 providers polled did not know which tools to recommend to their patients.

Still, a 2015 CDW Healthcare survey found that 57 percent of 200 chronic patient respondents believed they were more engaged than in prior years. And 60 percent of 200 physicians and physician assistants surveyed by CDW Healthcare called improving patient engagement a priority at their organization.

Roughly two-thirds of the patients surveyed (65 percent) indicated that they face challenges in trying to engage with their providers, including limited office hours and slow response times. But 59 percent of patients also said they access their healthcare information more frequently; 79 percent of providers said they encourage their patients to do so.

Check out the full CDW infographic below for more on the patient and provider perspectives on healthcare engagement.


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