There is increasing realization that more can and should be done for patients outside of a care facility as they live their lives. However, our Healthcare delivery system has been focused on care provided through primary, secondary and tertiary facilities. We have state of the art resources for providing care through these facilities. As a result our attention and investment dollars have been directed at delivering and managing care at these facilities.
There is a lot of airtime devoted to patient centricity, but very little by the way of patient engagement. Engaging with patients is one of the most significant ways in which to make a difference between a good and a bad outcome.