As healthcare increases in complexity, Patient Engagement has become widely recognized as a critical ingredient for a high-quality healthcare system. To achieve successful patient engagement at your healthcare practice, you need to take deliberate actions towards shifting your care model from fee-for-service (FFS) to value-based care (VBC).
The burden of ensuring good health outcomes and avoiding risk in the VBC model, falls heavily on the healthcare system. It is important to meaningfully engage patients and their family members in achieving their own health goals to help alleviate that burden.
There are many challenges behind achieving patient engagement and improving risk management strategies in your healthcare practice. Barriers to successful patient engagement can arise from both patients and physicians.