As recurring digital interactions become the standard, out-of-pocket medical expenses keep rising, and patients use information technology to form decisions, healthcare organizations need to deliver value and convenience through patient engagement.
At its core, patient engagement is a partnership between patients, their families, and their providers. Providers communicate and engage with patients while patients take part in forming decisions and managing their health conditions. In today's tech-enabled health system, telehealth and remote patient monitoring will play a big role in driving patient engagement. With higher patient engagement comes improved patient outcomes and cost savings.
It is no longer enough for doctors and nurses to provide info and optionality, patients expect a frictionless entry to care outside hospital walls and the opportunity to make educated decisions about their health. However, patient engagement continues to be a challenge as many personal and systematic barriers remain.
In this discussion, Mary Van de Kamp, former Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer of Kindred Hospital Rehab Services, and host John Sviokla sit down to discuss how the role of the patient in our healthcare system is being redefined. They will also dive deep into technology and the future of acute care from hospital to home.
MARY VAN DE KAMP | Current advisor and former Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer at Kindred Hospital Rehab Services
Mary oversaw quality initiatives and measurement across all business lines of the rehabilitation division which is focused on improving patient outcomes. Mary has served in leadership positions with Kindred since 1995 in both clinical and operational capacities. Prior to joining Kindred, she provided speech-language pathology services in various rehabilitation settings.
Mary has also served as a technical expert for many organizations, including the American Health Care Association, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the National Association for the Support of Long Term Care and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. Mary holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Communicative Disorders from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.