Our Commitment to Patient Engagement

More than three years ago, we launched EngagingPatients.org, a site dedicated to sharing best practices in patient engagement. Since then, we have shared a breadth of information from many experts and thought leaders from throughout the continuum of care about the very best ways to engage patients and families.

We also created the Sherman Award for Excellence in Patient Engagement to honor the best programs and people dedicated to patient and family engagement from throughout the country and Canada—programs that truly are making a difference.

The Sherman Award is given in conjunction with the National Patient Safety Foundation’s Lucian Leape Institute. Since its inception, five people and organizations have been honored for their outstanding programs. Previous award winners include: Northshore LIJ (now Northwell Health), OpenNotes, Iora Health and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

One representative from the Sherman Award winner’s organization will receive an all-expenses paid trip to Orlando in May to receive the award at the National Patient Safety Foundation Annual Congress.

We will open nominations for the 2017 award on Jan. 19. For more information, listen to our recent webinar about the 2017 award.

About the Author

Arundi Venkayya is marketing and public relations manager for Taylor Healthcare, curator of EngagingPatients.org and administrator of the Sherman Award program which recognizes excellence in patient and family engagement. Before joining Taylor Healthcare, Arundi was an editor at the Dayton Daily News and served as public relations manager for Dayton Children's Hospital.

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