The Evolution of Patient Engagement and Chronic Care Management

Patient and Clinician By Fauzia Khan, MD, FCAP
As the healthcare industry continues a positive shift toward value-based care and away from the fee-for-service model, payers and providers are starting to look at patient engagement and managing chronic conditions very differently. Previously, disease management was measured more by associated cost such as procedures ordered, in-patient stays and re-admissions, and patient engagement typically consisted of generalized letters that described their disease and standard therapies. These letters were a one-way communication and hardly fulfilled the notion of “engagement.” There have been great strides made recently in developing patient-centric, IT solutions such as electronic health records, ... read more

Improving Care Collaboration and Making Data Available and Actionable across the Connected Healthcare System 

Dr. Fauzia Khan
By Fauzia Khan, MD, FCAP

The mandate to embrace technology has been driven by federal government regulations, as well as disruption of the traditional fee-for-service model. Although we have started to embrace this model in the clinical world, what if these technology platforms could also be effectively used across the entire continuum of care, from the hospital to the home? Over the past decade, technology innovations have continually pushed the boundaries in the healthcare industry.  According to a CDC ... read more