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Patient Incentives

Wellness programs and other incentive programs aim to change patient behavior. How can health organizations harness the most current thinking in behavioral economics to bolster patient adherence programs and patient engagement?

Sean Duffy Talk Still: An Ether Dome Moment for Behavioral Medicine

Patient Engagement

Behavioral Medicine’s Ether Dome Moment

Good patient engagement design reduces anxiety.

Michele Heisler Talk Still: The Power of Social Connectedness and Peer Support Programs

Patient Engagement

The Power of Social Connectedness

We often don’t consider purpose in life and social connectedness when developing health care programs — but we should.

Patient Engagement

Survey Snapshot: Health Care Providers on the Problems of Patient Engagement Design

Members of the NEJM Catalyst Insights Council say reimbursements must value providers’ time spent on patient engagement.

Patient Engagement

Data Graphic: CMOs and Staff Physicians Lead Patient Engagement Efforts

Survey respondents say CMOs and staff physicians head patient engagement efforts within health care organizations, but it’s important to note who does the ranking.

Patient Engagement

Data Graphic: The Two Most Effective Patient Engagement Initiatives

NEJM Catalyst Insights Council members say the only broadly effective approaches are time spent with patients and shared decision-making.

Patient Engagement

Patient Engagement Survey: How to Hardwire Engagement into Care Delivery Processes

Technology and social networks can help, but nurses and care teams remain essential, say NEJM Catalyst Insights Council members.

Patient Engagement

Engineering Social Incentives for Health

It’s important to engineer social engagements that promote health, but we must also test their acceptability and effectiveness.

Patient Engagement

When — and How — Can Incentives Actually Work?

Incentives can work if they’re designed a bit better.

Patient Engagement

Applying Behavioral Insights to Improve Health and Health Care

Make it easy, attractive, social, and timely: these simple insights can help to ensure that desired changes in health behavior occur.

Patient Engagement

Why Real-World Results Are So Challenging for Digital Health

User engagement outside of clinical trials is the critical factor.

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