How Patient Engagement Supports Chronic Disease Management

How Patient Engagement Supports Chronic Disease Management

Posted Sep 11, 2020 from
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Using patient engagement for chronic disease management can be broken down into three general categories: preventing and detecting the condition, managing the condition with the provider, and managing the condition through self-management.

To accomplish these three steps, providers need to employ both interpersonal strategies and health information technology.

Encourage Preventive Care and Early Detection:

Chronic disease management arguably begins before a patient is even diagnosed with an illness. Patients and providers can work together to mitigate early-onset diseases through preventive care and early detection services.

Use Portals to Continue Communication With Patients:

Establishing education and communication between patients and all care team members is key to chronic disease management.

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