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Blog Post · July 10, 2017

Biometric Devices Lead as Most Effective Technologies in Patient Engagement Initiatives

Patient Engagement Insights Report. Click To Enlarge.

There are many technologies for engaging patients in their own care. Members of the NEJM Catalyst Insights Council say that biometric measurement devices such as wireless scales or glucometers are the most effective (chosen by 85% of respondents). More clinical leaders (89%) answering this survey than clinicians (81%) agree. Apps (75%) are rated the second most effective technology for patient engagement, followed by texting (70%), which was rated more highly by executives (77%) than clinicians (65%). Few respondents found any technology “extremely effective”; texting was the highest at 8%.

Read the original Patient Engagement Survey: Technology Tools Gain Support — But Cost Is a Hurdle.


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