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Report recommends using electronic tools to engage patients in care

December 11, 2012

The Bipartisan Policy Center yesterday released recommendations to build awareness of benefits of electronic tools for patient engagement among health care providers. Among other actions, the report recommends developing and disseminating standards, strategies and best practices to encourage their development and use. "Increasing the use of electronic tools, which are so prevalent in other aspects of American life, can significantly bolster patient engagement efforts across health care - resulting in lower costs, better outcomes, and improvements in the experience of care for patients and their families," said Janet Marchibroda, chair of the BPC Health IT Initiative.