Patient Engagement April 12, 2021
Sara Heath

As healthcare works toward value-based care, closing care gaps and engaging patients in preventive screening will be essential care management.

Regular preventive care and screenings, along with strong care management plans, are essential to a good population health strategy. But as healthcare experts observe wide patient care gaps, they need to tap into deeper patient engagement strategies to connect the dots.

Gaps in care are the gulf between the recommended treatment trajectory for a certain patient and the treatment that patient realistically receives. A care gap might refer to a patient who misses her breast cancer screening, or a teenager who hasn’t gotten the HPV shot.

Care gaps can result in missed or delayed diagnosis, and subsequently more costly and...

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