Patient Engagement Best Practices Toolkit
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In a PCMH, the patient is a full-fledged participant in his or her care working in conjunction with the practitioner. Various resources and tools are available to support patient engagement and help patients become fully activated in their care.
Think about these questions:
Review the resources to find the answers to the questions. Then, go to your Notebook and complete the activity.
Stop 12: The Engaged Patient (Patient Tools)
What Tools Can Help Me Engage My Patients?
Supporting Patient Engagement in the Patient-Centered Medical Home
This white paper discusses the rules and terms of engagement and gives an example of a Patient Clinician Pact.
What is the Patient Activation Measure (PAM) in Patient-Centered Care?
This article discusses the PAM, its origins, and how it is used today in healthcare.
Engaging Patients and Families in Their Health Care
This Web site offers free resources that you can use with your team and your patients.
Be More Involved in Your Health Care: Tips for Patients
This patient brochure gives tips on what to do before, during, and after a medical appointment.
Ask Me 3: Good Questions for Your Good Health
This is an educational tool that encourages patients to ask three specific questions during their appointments. Note: Materials are complimentary; but, you will need to register to download them.
Ottawa Personal Decision Guide (OPDG) for People Making Health or Social Decisions
This is an interactive, fill-in-the-blank decision-making guide for patients.
Decision Coaching Using the Ottawa Personal Decision Guide (OPDG)
This script with suggested language for providers is used in tandem with the decision-making guide for patients.
Waiting Room Video: Patient and Clinician Video
This video shows patients and practitioners discussing the importance of asking questions during medical appointments.
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