Partnering with clinical teams one key to patient engagement success

To engage patients in their healthcare, one of the most important factors is to have a good relationship with the clinical team, says Geisinger Health System's Chanin Wendling, director of Geisinger in Motion in the applied research and clinical informatics division.

Wendling and her team joined up with Jonathan Slotkin, M.D., a neurosurgeon at the health system, to help enhance patient engagement, she says in a recent interview with Healthcare IT News. They started with deployment of mobile devices and moved on to interactive materials like iPads with educational information on them.

"Our strategy is really focusing on having the tools to be able to cater to each person so we'll be able have preferences," Wendling says. "We'll be able to understand what motivates [patients] ... and we'll be able to tailor our approach." Article