Patient Engagement: Educate to Overcome Social Determinants of Health and Low Health Literacy

Social determinants of health (SDOH), conditions in which individuals are born, grow, live, work and age, and low health literacy pose the greatest barriers to engaging patients in self-care, say respondents to the 2017 Patient Engagement Survey by the Healthcare Intelligence Network.

A new infographic by HIN examines the top components of patient engagement programs, the most challenging patients to engage and the return on investment from patient engagement programs.

Patient Engagement: Educate to Overcome Social Determinants of Health and Low Health Literacy

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Kathryn ShradleyHow receptive are clinicians to being coached in patient engagement techniques? At PinnacleHealth, provider reaction to rollout of patient engagement coaching has followed a standard bell curve, notes Kathryn Shradley, PinnacleHealth’s director of population health. Listen to Ms. Shradley outline the framework underscoring the engagement coach’s supportive and educational role while at providers’ elbows as well as ways the health system earned clinicians’ support for the initiative.

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2017 Healthcare Benchmarks: Patient Engagement More information on this topic can be found in: 2017 Healthcare Benchmarks: Patient Engagement, which documents tactics, targeted populations and clinical conditions, program components, technology use, success measures, challenges and many other patient engagement metrics.

This second comprehensive compendium of patient engagement trends takes a closer look at the impact of social determinant of health (SDOH) positivity on patient engagement and documents tools and strategies for breaking down SDOH barriers.