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Building a Common Understanding

Patient Engagement and Patient Safety: Are They Just Words?

The words, “patient engagement” and “patient safety” seem like common sense in healthcare. However, if you are a professional caring for patients today you can certainly identify with Eliza Doolittle’s lament in My Fair Lady. “Words, words, words! I’m so sick of words I get words all day through First from him, now from you […]

Building a Common Understanding

Patient Engagement: What is It and Why Should I Care

Last week I attended a panel on Patient Engagement hosted by Health 2.0 Atlanta. The debate was lively with lots of good conclusions drawn. One conclusion I want to discuss here is this: Patients may not understand the value of being engaged. I think this is a disconnect that needs to be addressed in order […]


Keyton Weissinger is a 20-year veteran of IT with a keen focus on healthcare. In his role as VP of Innovation for Standard Register Healthcare, it's his job to watch and anticipate trends in healthcare, then to act as an entrepreneur-in-residence to spearhead development of solutions to emerging information and communication needs. Follow him on Twitter @PatientEngaged

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