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Why patient engagement is an essential part of population health

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At the HIMSS Pop Health Forum in Boston today, a panel of healthcare executives spoke about the relationship between population health and patient engagement, and the ways in which technology can enable both.

“This is the Gutenberg moment,” Dr. Gregory Weidner, medical director for primary care innovation and proactive health at Carolinas Healthcare System, said. “The democratization of healthcare where patients have more access to information, data, and tools to manage, track, and interact with their health. That gives us a huge opportunity to deliver value, designed with our patients, ways to deliver care that provides value to them and engages them in ways that promotes overall health of groups and populations.”

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