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%.
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