What is Person-Centered Healthcare?

At the Ida Institute, we understand person-centered care to be healthcare that is designed around the client’s needs, wants and perspective.

There are many definitions of person-centered healthcare, which include many of the same core principles. Person-centered care respects the client’s preferences and values, involves family and friends, reinforces shared decision-making and goal setting, and prioritizes the free-flow of information.

We've gathered a collection of useful resources and suggested readings for you to explore. For evidence on specific Ida tools, visit our Research Library.

Person-Centered Care Definitions

Greater Satisfaction with Care

Better Treatment Adherence and Results

More Efficient Appointments