What if health care were designed so that in-person visits were the second, third, or even last option for meeting routine patient needs, rather than the first?
Patient Engagement Technology
Patient engagement: the golden prize for a healthy population. Advances in healthcare IT are helping bring new patient engagement solutions and systems to the table. Patient engagement companies have sprung up to fill this need. What should you know about this changing market?
Article by Robert Sahadevan
Will personalized interventions transform how we improve an individual’s health? A frequent-flyer expert believes that it will.
Social networks — both face-to-face and virtual — have been shown to positively impact behaviors such as weight loss and smoking cessation. Is the health care industry ready to more widely leverage this mechanism for increasing healthy behaviors among patients?
The real value in health care systems is in human interactions.
Article by Kamal Jethwani & Jodi Sperber
And if we are not truly empowering patients, what exactly should we be striving for?
The most humane experiences happen when we meet patients where they are by designing the types of touch points they want and need.
Insights Report by Sandra Gittlen
Commentary from NEJM Catalyst Insights Council members on how to capture the patient voice and make hospital staff hear it.
Article by Meridithe A. Mendelsohn
Why should it be surprising and novel that patient-reported outcomes have such power?
Article by Lisa S. Rotenstein, Robert S. Huckman & Neil W. Wagle
PRO collection is not only feasible and good for clinical care, but it also may enhance physician satisfaction and prevent burnout.
Article by Carol J. Peden & Leslie A. Saxon
To ensure that we engage the patient groups who have much to gain from the more flexible health care interactions that digital innovation can provide, we must consider issues of computer literacy, access, and trust.