Lessons Learned from Patient Engagement Efforts in Louisiana

Posted on April 28, 2016 I Written By

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We recently sat down to talk with Jamie Martin and Linda Morgan from the Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum (LHCQF) about their efforts to promote patient engagement in Louisiana. They’ve taken a unique approach to encouraging the use of health IT and getting patients engaged in their healthcare and so we wanted to share their lessons and experience with the rest of the world.

In our conversation we talk about what is patient engagement, the importance of having providers ready for patients that want to engage, different approaches to promoting patient engagement statewide, the proliferation of portals and the challenge that provides, and the value of incorporating patients into all of your efforts through a patient advisory board. If these topics interest you, then you’ll enjoy this chat with Jamie Martin and Linda Morgan.

Unfortunately, we had a little tech issue half way through our chat, so you only get the first 30 minutes above, but there’s plenty of meat in that 30 minutes. Luckily that was the majority of the chat, but I’m sure we’ll have Linda and Jamie back again to talk to us about their ongoing efforts and other things like the risque ad option they considered using but didn’t. Of course, their bosses might be glad that part got cut off. Either way, it’s great seeing people so passionate about improving healthcare in their state.