On the HelloHealth blog Stephen Armstrong raises some important points about patient engagement . . .
Refering to Abraham Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, he successfully places in the context of patient engagement (and electronic health records). Each level needs to be satisfied before progressing up the triangle.
He makes an excellent point at the end of his blog post: "wellness should be something more than the absence of illness or disease. It is about state of mind, demonstrated by sustained commitment to prevention and healthy behaviours. The key is starting the wellness journey."
This triangle makes self-management and engagement achievable in steps.