Consumer engagement is the forging of a unique relationship between a provider and a consumer in which the consumer becomes invested in his or her own healthcare. For consumer engagement to happen, consumers must be brought to the table in a meaningful partnership and collaboration with their provider. Continue reading Technology: A Catalyst for Increased Consumer Engagement
The mission of public health is to reduce the leading causes of preventable death and disability, with a special emphasis on under-served populations and health disparities. Local and state health departments need to adapt and evolve if governmental public health is to address emerging health demands.
Local health departments have long recognized the need to more effectively integrate and exchange data with their community partners and payers. However, given the wide-range of services public health departments deliver (in and outside of clinical settings), many processes still remain on paper … even for the best intentioned.