From 3M Health Information Systems
Why patient engagement matters
At age 31, after completing his medical training as a family physician, Dr. Alan Glaseroff learned he had Type 1 diabetes. Determined to defy predictions of a shortened life, Dr. Glaseroff began a journey with his diabetes patients to test new ways of self-managing the condition. His pioneering work in patient engagement led him to the Stanford University School of Medicine where today he is developing a new model of care for high-cost, high-need patients. For those facing multiple chronic conditions, Dr. Glaseroff’s message is one of hope: It’s not where you start, but where you end up that matters.