Involve patients in their own care and wellness through collaboration and new technologies. Drive behavior change to produce better health.
Active patient involvement and patient autonomy can be burdensome to patients, especially when they are faced with serious illness. The primary goal of shared decision-making is not autonomy, but good care that fits patients’ lives.
Many physicians do not believe patient satisfaction is a legitimate pursuit. Yet they must meet consumers of health care where they are — on Internet ratings sites.
We can better serve our under-resourced patients by helping them access treatments and social interventions we already know to be effective.
How Adrienne Boissy and Cleveland Clinic are focusing on physician communication — and getting results.
User engagement outside of clinical trials is the critical factor.
Transparency of validated data about delivery-system performance has the power to change the culture of health care.
NEJM Catalyst Insights Council members say patient engagement technology tools must be patient-centric and are most useful for managing chronic disease.
Personal-use sensors and data applications allow patients with Type 1 diabetes and other chronic diseases to take charge of managing their health. This is the future of chronic disease management.
NEJM Catalyst Insights Council members weigh in on the top benefits of medical apps and other tools, and on the barriers to adoption, including unclear impact on patient outcomes.
Geisinger’s radical refund promise at one year — no evidence of financial catastrophe but a good return on patient trust.
It’s important to engineer social engagements that promote health, but we must also test their acceptability and effectiveness.
Behavioral interventions can have very different effects in different portions of the population.
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