Informatics and Patient Engagement

Discussion Criteria: How can we use technology to better engage the patients we serve? In what ways can patient portals empower patients to take charge of their health? How may patient engagement reduce healthcare cost, and better utilization of healthcare services? Scholarly work supported by evidence from the readings using APA style and format is expected. 5 Points Contributes significantly to peer learning and discussion. Demonstrates depth of understanding of how topics relate to nursing practice. Evaluates ideas presented in readings and other activities. Supports own conclusions and opinions with evidence. Explore Additional Resources: https://www.healthit.gov/playbook/patient-engagement/ (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. Supplemental Reading: Powell, K., & Myers, C. (2018). Electronic patient portals: Patient and provider perceptions. Online Journal of Nursing Informatics (OJNI), 22(1), Retrieved from http://www.himss.org/library/electronic-patient-portals-patient-and-provider-perceptions (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. Baldwin, J., Singh, H., Sittig, D., & Giardina, T. (2016). Patient portals and health apps: Pitfalls, promises, and what one might learn from the other symptoms. Healthcare, 5, 81-85. Retrieved from https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2213076416300124?via%3Dihub (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

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