Docs need incentives to push patient engagement

Doctors must take advantage of available knowledge and research to better engage patients, according to panelists at an Institute of Medicine (IOM) workshop. They note patient engagement success calls for a change in culture, in which doctors are incentivized to allow patients to take a greater role in their care and embrace open dialogue, MedPageToday reported. "We just haven't spent enough time helping clinicians develop these skills," said American Board of Internal Medicine Chief Medical Officer Eric Holmboe. --Read the full article from FierceHealthcare