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Turn Your Patients into Engaged Patients

Active patient engagement leads to improved health outcomes and fosters a resilient healthcare practice. When patients take an active role in managing their health, they experience better results at reduced costs. This is because engaged patients are more likely to adhere to treatment plans and attend scheduled appointments with their healthcare provider.

Three key attributes characterize engaged patients:

  1. Medical Literacy: Engaged patients possess a deep understanding of their health conditions, including their causes, available treatment options, and their own responsibilities in adhering to prescribed regimens.
  1. Involvement in Decision Making: By actively participating in decision-making processes alongside their healthcare providers, patients are more likely to maintain compliance with their treatment plans. Empowered with knowledge about their own health and treatment options, they can make informed decisions in collaboration with their doctors.
  1. Active Participation in Healthcare: Engaged patients don’t just rely on doctor visits; they take proactive steps to maintain their health. This includes adopting healthy lifestyle habits such as regular exercise, nutritious eating, and planning for future healthcare needs.

By embodying these attributes, engaged patients not only experience better health outcomes but also contribute to the stability and success of their healthcare providers’ practices.

How to Turn Average Patients into Engaged Patients

The most important thing is to educate your patients. Don’t just tell them what they need to do. Explain the options available, the research behind each option, the possible outcomes and the responsibilities of the patient. Refer them to literature, books, videos and websites that will help educate them. Then, give them time to get educated. Giving them this time and information can lead to much more patient engagement than before.

Increase Patient Engagement with Questions

Enhancing patient engagement through the power of questions is a fundamental strategy in promoting medical literacy and empowering individuals to take charge of their health journey. By encouraging patients to ask probing questions, healthcare providers can foster a deeper understanding of their medical conditions and treatment options.

When patients ask questions, it indicates a willingness to learn and participate actively in their healthcare decisions. As healthcare professionals, it’s essential to embrace these inquiries as opportunities to educate and empower patients. Taking the time to address their questions not only helps clarify any uncertainties but also builds trust and strengthens the patient-provider relationship.

Moreover, healthcare providers should strive to create a supportive environment where patients feel comfortable expressing their concerns and seeking clarification on complex medical concepts. This may involve simplifying medical jargon, using visual aids or analogies, and providing additional resources for further learning.

By actively engaging with patients’ questions and ensuring they have a comprehensive understanding of their medical situation, healthcare providers can lay the foundation for informed decision-making and improved health outcomes. Ultimately, this collaborative approach not only benefits individual patients but also contributes to the overall effectiveness and efficiency of the healthcare system.

Encourage Your Patient to Ask Questions

Build a relationship of trust so your patients are comfortable asking you questions. This means more than asking, “Do you have any questions?” They have questions, but they might not know what those questions are or be comfortable asking. Help them get started by asking a question such as, “Would you like to discuss the recovery process?”


Once patients have transitioned into engaged participants in their healthcare journey, active listening becomes paramount for healthcare providers. It entails attentively tuning in to patients’ concerns, needs, and feedback. By prioritizing active listening, healthcare professionals demonstrate empathy, respect, and a genuine commitment to understanding their patients’ perspectives. 

It’s crucial to resist the urge to rush through interactions and instead take the time to fully comprehend patients’ thoughts and feelings. Thoughtful responses that address patients’ inquiries and validate their experiences not only foster trust but also strengthen the therapeutic alliance between healthcare providers and their patients.

Brevium Can Help You Engage More Patients

Brevium stands at the forefront of patient engagement, communication, and reactivation, offering innovative solutions grounded in research-proven methodologies. Our approach is dedicated to fostering consistent and meaningful communication with patients, facilitating ongoing engagement, and promoting adherence to prescribed treatment plans. By leveraging our services, healthcare practices can effectively maintain contact with patients, optimize follow-up care, and enhance overall compliance, ultimately leading to improved health outcomes and patient satisfaction.

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