Getting to Engagement: Providers Invest in Patient Education - Wolters Kluwer

September 7, 2012

Getting to Engagement: Providers Invest in Patient Education

Healthcare Informatics

The increasing interest in patient education systems

David Printz, CIO of the two-hospital Cadence Health system in Winfield, Ill., had two major reasons to invest in a patient education system back in 2004.

One, he says, was the organization’s sincere interest in delivering effective web-based education for its patients. Two, Cadence saw the potential in having a more educated patient and family, which would likely lead to lower negative outcomes with regards to malpractice. For many, the recent drive towards investments in patient education systems at various provider settings comes down to a smarter, more engaged patient. Read full article