The Best Care Management Teams Empower Patients like Abdel
What do the best care management teams in the industry have in common? They engage and empower their patients to play a leadership role in their healthcare. After all, patients without the skills to manage their care incur costs up to 21 percent higher than engaged patients.
Engaging and empowering patients as the most important members of the care management team makes sense on many fronts—as health systems assume more responsibility and financial risks for patients’ outcomes and costs, there will certainly be more interest in expanding the role of patients in their care.
This blog explains why engaging patients like 68-year-old Abdel not only instills a gratifying sense of empowerment, but also improves outcomes and controls costs—the many benefits of an effective care management team.