How Patient Engagement Supports Chronic Disease Management

How Patient Engagement Supports Chronic Disease Management

Posted Sep 11, 2020 from

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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