The Patient Experience Council offers six suggestions for creating a patient-centered care environment for engaged, empowered patients
Earlier this year, our hospital staff was weighing a new 24/7 family presence policy to allow immediate family members to stay with patients 24 hours a day. We knew this was a step in the direction of delivering patient- and family-centered care.
A new study has found that medical care provided through innovative “patient-centered” programs is yielding both better-coordinated care and lower costs, according to Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey. Horizon on Tuesday released results of a 2013 study of more than 200,000 members enrolled in various patient-centered programs.