Patient Engagement and its Evaluation Tools- Current Challenges and Future Directions Comment on "Metrics and Evaluation Tools for Patient Engagement in Healthcare Organization- and System-Level Decision-Making: A Systematic Review"

Int J Health Policy Manag. 2019 Jun 1;8(6):378-380. doi: 10.15171/ijhpm.2019.16.


Considering the growing recognition of the importance of patient engagement in healthcare decisions, research and delivery systems, it is important to ensure high quality and efficient patient engagement evaluation tools. In this commentary, we will first highlight the definition and importance of patient engagement. Then we discuss the psychometric properties of the patient engagement evaluation tools identified in a recent review on patient engagement in healthcare organization- and system-level decision-making. Lastly, we suggest future directions for patient engagement and its evaluation tools.

Keywords: Artificial Intelligence; Evaluation Tools; Patient Engagement; Systematic Reviews; Technology.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Decision Making*
  • Humans
  • Organizations
  • Patient Participation*