Top Hospital CEOs Predict a Brave New World of Patient EngagementMarch 07, 2017
Joel Seligman, President and CEO of Northern Westchester Hospital shares his view on the role of patient and family engagement in the future of healthcare in Forbes article [may need to click twice due to Forbes pop-up], Top Hospital CEOs Predict A Brave New World Of Patient Engagement.
The article in Forbes was prompted by The National Academy of Medicine's recent study of patient engagement in their healthcare: Harnessing Evidence and Experience to Change Culture: A Guiding Framework for Patient and Family Engaged Care.
The study examines, what is patient-centered care? And what is it's impact on patients, families and healthcare today? According to the NAM study, patient-centered care as "…care planned, delivered, managed, and continuously improved in active partnership with patients and their families to ensure integration of their health and health care goals, preferences, and values."
As a thought leader in patient engagement in healthcare, Joel Seligman is a member of the NAM Scientific Advisory Panel on the Evidence Base for Patient and Family Engaged Care, and later interviewed by Forbes. Northern Westchester Hospital has for years embraced the importance of including patients and their loved-ones in the plan of care. A cornerstone of this effort is the Patient and Family Advisory Council. The PFAC at NWH "provides a forum for patients, families and staff to participate in hospital care and decision making, information sharing and policy and program development. The PFAC provides leadership and staff with enhanced understanding of how to improve quality, program development, service excellence, patient safety, facility design, patient and family education and improve the patient and family experience for the community served by NWH."
Read the Forbes article: Top Hospital CEOs Predict A Brave New World Of Patient Engagement.
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