Connecting the art and science of patient engagement
The O’Neil Center for Patient Engagement Research is the industry’s first think tank for studying and advancing the science of patient and family engagement. Our team of clinical researchers translate patient engagement theory into practice, informing more effective healthcare management by:
Leveraging empirical evidence to validate the relationship between engagement of patients and their families and the resulting outcomes
Developing evidence-based tools and processes to help healthcare organizations drive more effective patient engagement strategies
Driving global industry thought leadership and best practices
Everything we do is in partnership with our clients.
O’Neil Center for Patient Engagement Research founded and named after GetWellNetwork Founder + CEO Michael O’Neil, a cancer survivor
Published, “Interactive Care Model: A Framework for More Fully Engaging People in Their Healthcare” in the Journal of Nursing Administration
Published, “Patient and Family Engagement Summit: Needed Changes in Clinical Practice” and “Nurse Manager Competencies Supporting Patient Engagement” in a special edition of the Journal of Nursing Administration
Completed Person Engagement Index™ instrumentation study and officially launched GetWell PEI™, a measurement tool to better understand a person’s capacity to engage in their healthcare journey, at The Beryl Institute’s annual Patient Experience Conference in Denver, Colo
Published, “The Design and Testing of the Psychometric Properties of the Person Engagement Index Instrument to Measure a Person’s Capacity to Engage in Health Care” in the Journal of Nursing Measurement
Published, “Innovative Collaborative Partnerships to Conduct Multisite Research: Strategies for Success” in the Journal of Nursing Administration
O’Neil Center and University of Pittsburgh fellows published, “Socio-Demographic Predictors Associated with Capacity to Engage in Health Care” in the Patient Experience Journal
Clinical Advisory Council
The Clinical Advisory Council is an important component in the work of the O’Neil Center for Patient Engagement Research. The council develops standards, models, tools and research needs around patient engagement in an effort to advance the science of patient and family engagement. It’s comprised of clinicians, nurses, physicians, pharmacists, nurse researchers and academics from the nation’s leading healthcare organizations and universities.