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5 Patient Engagement Terms Shaping Value-Based Care

July 24, 2017 - Healthcare professionals are increasingly adopting value-based care models, and turning to strong patient engagement tactics to drive success. However, the language used in patient engagement and value-based care discussions is sometimes nebulous, difficult to understand, or overlapping with other industry keywords. In alphabetical order, defines the latest...

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