Improving Quality and Reducing Costs in Health Care: Engaging Consumers Using Electronic Tools – Bipartisan Policy Center Health Information Technology Initiative – December 2012

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Improving Quality and Reducing Costs in Health Care: Engaging Consumers Using Electronic Tools – Bipartisan Policy  Center Health Information Technology Initiative – December 2012

“Engaging consumers more fully in their own health and health care not only improves the experience of care for patients and their families, it also improves the quality and costeffectiveness of care. Research shows that more engaged patients have better outcomes in terms of both cost and quality, which is why consumer engagement is such an essential element of new delivery system and payment reforms now emerging to address the significant challenges facing the U.S. health care system. Online and electronic tools that play such key roles in many other aspects of American life—from how people manage their finances to how they shop for goods and services—can be leveraged to accelerate and support patient engagement efforts in health care.

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