Physician Practices Turn Patients into Partners

23 Oct 2014
Health care leaders in South Central Pennsylvania are turning patients into partners in their own care, taking them behind the scenes at local medical practices to get their insights on how to create a better health care system. Participating patients report higher levels of “activation” than other practices, while medical practices are getting unique feedback into how to improve the way they deliver care. These efforts are led by AF4Q-SCPA, one of RWJF’s Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q) communities, which has brought together providers, patients, employers and insurers to help improve regional health care.
This program is a part of a larger effort by AF4Q to boost the overall quality of health care in communities across the country and provide models for national reform.