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Data Graphic: What Are Patient Technology Tools Good For?

Blog Post · July 10, 2017

What Patient Engagement Technology Tools Are Best or Least Suited For

Patient Engagement Insights Report. Click To Enlarge.

Technology to improve patient engagement is of great interest to many people in health care, and investment is booming in “healthtech” companies. But real-world results are often challenging for digital health. What do health care providers consider the most and least appropriate uses of patient engagement technology tools? NEJM Insights Council members — comprising clinicians, clinical leaders, and health care executives — strongly favor chronic disease management and support for medication adherence, and to a lesser degree technology for fitness tracking. But on the whole, they believe that patient engagement technology is unsuitable for mental/behavioral health treatment and for risk behavior mitigation (such as apps that lock out texting while driving).

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

This data graphic originally appeared in NEJM Catalyst on May 15, 2017.

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