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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?

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Patient Engagement

Messaging System Helps Caregivers Keep Tabs on Growing Number of Patients with Substance Use Disorder

One behavioral health provider pilots cost-effective outreach to patients with SUD that checks up on their recovery, triages needs, and facilitates communication.

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Patient Engagement

Improving Patient Involvement in Care

The CEO of Virginia Mason on facilitating and enhancing patient participation in care.

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Care Redesign

Specialty Care for the Underserved

The opening of a new medical school provided impetus to restructure musculoskeletal services to give the safety-net population timely access to needed specialty care.

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Care Redesign

Is “Empowered Dialysis” the Key to Better Outcomes?

Self-dialysis patients enjoy far lower mortality and hospitalization rates and far better attitudes about treatment. But there are hard limits to its adoption.

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Care Redesign

In-Person Health Care as Option B

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

Consumerism in Health Care

Will personalized interventions transform how we improve an individual’s health? A frequent-flier expert believes that it will.

Chronic Disease Management and Healthy Behavior Promotion Are the Best Uses of Health Social Networks

Patient Engagement

Patient Engagement Survey: Social Networks to Improve Patient Health

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?

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Patient Engagement

Biggest Challenges to Redesigning Health Care

The real value in health care systems is in human interactions.

Patient Engagement

Who Gives Us the Right to “Empower” Patients?

And if we are not truly empowering patients, what exactly should we be striving for?

Patient Engagement

The Digital Experience Must Also Be a Human(e) Experience

The most humane experiences happen when we meet patients where they are by designing the types of touch points they want and need.

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