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A note on the SPM member listserv from Alexandra Albin, frequent guest
contributor here –

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From: Alexandra Albin

Here is an article I came across with some relevance to S4PM.

4 Reasons why Patients aren’t managing their care

Happy Reading!

The two pieces that caught my attention:

1-patient engagement theories have not been proven.

2- The technology has to support the engagement. VERY True

“Generally, this idea (patient engagement)  has been proven difficult because, what we’ve found through research is, a majority of patients don’t have interest in being engaged.” Instead, Krupa continued, patients remain unmotivated. He added although social media can be enticing, it’s only a small part of the patient engagement pie.

“One of the unintended consequences of health reform is consumers are actually going to begin to actively engage in the market of buying health insurance for themselves”


I’d just add – was it UNINTENDED that the reform bill would lead to consumers being actively involved in the insurance market?


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