The Center for Advancing Health defines patient engagement as "the actions we take to support our health and to benefit from health care." The following resources will help you get a better understanding of patient engagment by providing you with current and credible resources.
Patient Engagement at MaineHealth
Learn more about Patient Centered Medical Home and what MaineHealth is doing to engage patients in their care.
The MaineHealth Patient Engagement Framework (PDF)
Discover how MaineHealth has created a framework for enhancing patient engagement.
Engaging Patients as Advisors (PDF)
Check out this easy to understand guidebook that will assist your practice in creating patient and family advisory groups.
Institute for Family and Patient Centered Care
This a great resource to learn more about best practices in the world of patient and family centered care.
Shared Decision Making
Shared decision making helps people find the "best answers" for them. Research tells us that patients who make decisions in this way usually feel better about their choices. They may have better health as a result, too. Check out our resources available for your patients.
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