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Increasing Patient Involvement in Health Care Increasing Patient Involvement in Health Care
An increasing number of health care systems and providers offer services and tools that encourage and empower patients to take an active role in their own health care. The ability to access medical records, test results, and other health information online can increase patient involvement and facilitate patient—provider communication.

The featured Innovations describe two programs that provided patient access to online medical records via secure patient portals and a program that offered patients access to routine laboratory tests between visits, enhancing patient engagement and satisfaction.

The featured QualityTools provide resources and information to help patients and consumers make health care decisions and communicate effectively with providers.
Featured Innovations:
Featured QualityTools:

 Cancer Survival Toolbox
Developed by National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship

 Consumer Engagement Quality Toolbox
Developed by National Partnership for Women & Families

 Performance Measurement and Public Reporting Quality Toolbox
Developed by National Partnership for Women & Families

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 Quality Improvement Quality Toolbox
Developed by National Partnership for Women & Families