Four ways an EHR can improve patient engagement

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Patient engagement is about involving the patient in their own care. So use one of your key tech tools - your EHR - to help boost that involvement.

At its core, improving patient engagement is about involving the patient in their own care, and as a result, enhancing outcomes.

EHRs are often blamed for a decline in patient interaction, as some physicians are forced to spend more time looking at their screens and less time making eye contact with their patients. However, if leveraged properly, EHRs can actually allow for more effective interactions with patients during visits. The result will be a more collaborative form of care.

Here are four specific ways that physicians can use EHRs to enhance patient engagement: