Viewing Patient Engagement through the Patient’s Eyes: A Must for Real Healthcare Innovation

The Patient Health Engagement (PHE) Model, adapted from Graffigna, Barello & Triberti, 2015

Worldwide, patient engagement is becoming a “must do” for academics, industries and policy makers in the healthcare arena. The academic and managerial “buzz” on patient engagement is growing at a dizzying pace. In 2015, 665,300 new web indices were found on Google.com with the key words “patient engagement,” including 1,230 news pages and 6,200 dedicated…

Patient Engagement: Please Listen! Please Be Clear!

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Patient engagement is interpreted in many different ways, much like the old proverb, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” This subjective interpretation presents healthcare with a challenge because there are great expectations associated with the term. Patient engagement has even been called a “blockbuster drug” for healthcare’s ills—a very big expectation indeed! Evidence…