Are you keeping up with all of the buzz about patient activation and patient engagement? Whether you are perusing the 2014 Impact Legislation Proposed Rules, browsing the AARP website, or taking a course in patient management strategies, you are bound to have come across those two terms. But why should you even pay attention to them?
The answer is easy. First of all, in terms of the health status of yourself and those you care about, there is plenty of evidence to suggest that the more activated and engaged you are in your health and health decisions, the more likely it is that you will have better health outcomes.