How Patient Engagement Supports Chronic Disease Management
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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