Initiatives to improve patient engagement come in a variety of forms. While insurers, employers, and health care providers are all involved in using financial incentives and penalties for engagement efforts, improvement in health outcomes has been elusive. Achieving that ultimate goal will usually require a combination of financial and social approaches.
Patient Engagement Technology
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, health care organizations are creating their own innovations, and patients are taking the lead, too. What should you know about this changing market?
Article by Jonathan Gordon & He Wang
China’s experience offers insights for integrating digital and non-digital health care services.
Article by Susan Dentzer
Health care leaders must advocate for regulatory and reimbursement changes to unlock the potential of innovative technology and care team approaches to Parkinson’s and other suitable conditions.
Article by Cynthia J. Sieck, Daniel M. Walker, Sheldon Retchin & Ann Scheck McAlearney
Patient engagement assessments often don’t dig deep enough to identify why patients don’t participate in their own health care. We present a new model to help providers pinpoint the reasons for lack of engagement and address them more effectively.
Article by Mahesh Krishnan & Kent Thiry
The U.S. dialysis sector has been criticized for its lack of innovation, but this criticism disregards the kidney community’s success in creating — and continuously improving on — dialysis as a safe, globally scaled, quality-oriented outpatient therapy.
Article by Bharat Tewarie, Vasudev Bailey, Maxwell Rebarber & Jennings Xu
With natural language processing and machine learning, researchers are identifying patient emotional and medical needs that are not being met by clinicians and patient advocacy groups.
Digital medicine is here, and it’s here to stay.
Case Study by Ranjani K. Paradise, Carla Bettano & Toni McGuire
A group of seven community health centers in Massachusetts collaborated to implement a teledermatology program that improved access to specialty care for patients with skin conditions and reduced overall dermatology spending.
Article by William Gordon, Aneesh Chopra & Adam Landman
The pieces are in place for a truly disruptive shift in how patients can access and use their own clinical data to improve their health.
Article by Anna De Simoni, Stephanie J. C. Taylor, Chris Griffiths, Pietro Panzarasa & Aziz Sheikh
Three proposed steps for integrating peer-driven online health communities with traditional services to improve health outcomes for people with chronic conditions.