Enabling ehealth as a pathway for patient engagement

A toolkit for medical practice

Guendalina Graffigna, Serena Barello, Stefano Triberti, Brenda K. Wiederhold, A. Claudio Bosio, Giuseppe Riva

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Abstract

Academic and managerial interest in patient engagement is rapidly earning attention and becoming a necessary tool for researchers, clinicians and policymakers worldwide to manage the increasing burden of chronic conditions. The concept of patient engagement calls for a reframe of healthcare organizations' models and approaches to care. This also requires innovations in the direction of facilitating the exchanges between the patients and the healthcare. eHealth, namely the use of new communication technologies to provide healthcare, is proved to be proposable to innovate healthcare organizations and to improve exchanges between patients and health providers. However, little attention has been still devoted to how to best design eHealth tools in order to engage patients in their care. eHealth tools have to be appropriately designed according to the specific patients' unmet needs and priorities featuring the different phases of the engagement process. Basing on the Patient Engagement model and on the Positive Technology paradigm, we suggest a toolkit of phase-specific technological resources, highlighting their specific potentialities in fostering the patient engagement process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-21
Number of pages9
JournalUnknown Journal
Volume199
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Keywords

  • chronic care
  • eHealth
  • new technologies
  • Patient engagement
  • people health engagement
  • positive technologies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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Enabling ehealth as a pathway for patient engagement : A toolkit for medical practice. / Graffigna, Guendalina; Barello, Serena; Triberti, Stefano; Wiederhold, Brenda K.; Bosio, A. Claudio; Riva, Giuseppe.

In: Unknown Journal, Vol. 199, 2014, p. 13-21.

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Graffigna, Guendalina ; Barello, Serena ; Triberti, Stefano ; Wiederhold, Brenda K. ; Bosio, A. Claudio ; Riva, Giuseppe. / Enabling ehealth as a pathway for patient engagement : A toolkit for medical practice. In: Unknown Journal. 2014 ; Vol. 199. pp. 13-21.
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