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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?

Collapse of Two Online Health Communities as Result of Removal of Users Starting from Superusers

Patient Engagement

Online “Superusers” as Allies of the Health Care Workforce

Three proposed steps for integrating peer-driven online health communities with traditional services to improve health outcomes for people with chronic conditions.

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Patient Engagement

OpenNotes, Patient Narratives, and Their Transformative Effects on Patient-Centered Care

The development of standardized tools and techniques are enhancing the ability of providers to interact with patients, but true patient engagement requires a common understanding of its theoretical foundation and an open mind for including patients’ needs and beliefs — in their language — as part of each encounter.

Patients and PCPs Hold Primary Responsibility for Addressing Obesity

Patient Engagement

Patient Engagement Survey: The Failure of Obesity Efforts and the Collective Nature of Solutions

Patients hold responsibility for their actions, but providers’ approaches to address obesity often fall short as well.

Items from the Shared Decision-Making Process Survey for Elective Surgical Procedures - patient decision aids - decision quality - informed consent

Patient Engagement

Shared Decision-Making: Staying Focused on the Ultimate Goal

Despite growing acceptance and enthusiasm for patient involvement in their health care decisions, clinicians, at times, lose focus on the ultimate goal of shared decision-making: better health decisions from the informed patient’s perspective.

Making Healthy Habits Fun Panel Clip Still

Patient Engagement

Making Healthy Habits Fun

Examples of making exercise and eating healthier not necessarily effortless, but fun.

Toward Better Health - Choice Architecture vs. Self-Discipline Peter Ubel Talk Still Behavioral Economics Behavioral Economist

Patient Engagement

Toward Better Health: Choice Architecture vs. Self-Discipline

When should clinicians and health systems promote hard work to achieve health versus looking for ways that could make healthy behaviors easier?

Behavior Change Basics Simplicity to Self-Compassion - Gary Foster Talk Still

Patient Engagement

Behavior Change Basics: Simplicity to Self-Compassion

Four principles and practices to keep in mind when trying to help patients lose weight, become more active, or become healthier in general.

Volpp14 talk still - Knocking Down Barriers to Behavior Change

Patient Engagement

Knocking Down Barriers to Behavior Change

Seven ways to lower barriers to behavior change and make it easier to achieve better health.

Different Means of Initiating and Sustaining Behavior Change

Patient Engagement

Survey Snapshot: Social Support, Whether In-Person or Virtual, Is the Key to Sustained Behavior Change

NEJM Catalyst Insights Council members seek ways to create relationships with patients — but the hurdles are high.

Different Means of Initiating and Sustaining Behavior Change

Patient Engagement

Patient Engagement Survey: What Creates Behavior Change May Not Sustain It

An NEJM Catalyst Insights Council survey finds that human interaction and social support are vital for patient behavior change and employee wellness programs.

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