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Patient Empowerment: The Path to Better-Informed Health Decisions?

Patient empowerment. There’s no single, agreed-upon definition of what it is or how to get to it. But, patient empowerment is generally seen as leading to collaborative, coordinated care. It supports an approach to care that honors the patient’s preferences, values, cultural traditions, and socioeconomic conditions. All of these characteristics are cornerstones of patient-centered healthcare,…

Patient Power: Tapping the Most Unused Resource in Healthcare

In 2015, NHS Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said there was an "inescapable, irreversible shift to patient power that is about to change the face of modern medicine beyond recognition." He was right that the role of technology and the increased engagement of empowered patients is changing healthcare. Despite this, some healthcare companies still seem resistant…
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