Patient engagement is more than a buzzword for career and lifelong patients. The lived experience of chronic disease holds tangible value that is often exploited under the guise of altruism. What if patients could capture some of the value generated by the healthcare delivery system and industry? The State of Health welcomes one entrepreneur who is trying to change that culture. Jen Horonjeff, PhD, is the founder and CEO of Savvy Cooperative, the first and only patient-owned public benefit co-op that helps healthcare companies connect directly with diverse patients in order to get the insights they need to build better and more inclusive innovations.
On the State of Health this week, Gunnar and Jen talk about patient experience and why when the industry goes the extra mile to compensate patients for input they bring to a billion dollar investment, the innovations are that much stronger.
Let’s talk about the state of patient engagement.