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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?

Face-to-Face Group Sessions Are the Most Useful Mode of Communication in Health Social Networks

Patient Engagement

Survey Snapshot: Patient Networks Are Important for Outcomes

NEJM Catalyst Insights Council members overwhelmingly agree that social networks can impact chronic diseases and healthy behaviors, but time commitment and funding prevent their prevalence.

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?

What's the Data Behind Mutual Peer Support Interventions Panel Clip Still

Patient Engagement

What’s the Data Behind Mutual Peer Support?

The evidence for improved clinical outcomes, lower costs, and reduced hospital and ED utilization resulting from mutual peer support health interventions.

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 Confidentiality Has to Be Rethought Panel Clip Still

Patient Engagement

Patient Confidentiality Has to Be Rethought

Implementing social incentives and peer support could face opposition over concerns about patient confidentiality. How can we overcome that?

Michele Heisler Talk Still: The Power of Social Connectedness and Peer Support Programs

Patient Engagement

The Power of Social Connectedness

We often don’t consider purpose in life and social connectedness when developing health care programs — but we should.

Patient Engagement

Smartlists for Patients: The Next Frontier for Engagement?

Patient-centered checklists, or “Smartlists,” offer the hope of improved outcomes and value to both patients and clinicians.

Time Is the Biggest Challenge in Patient Engagement Design Solutions into Care Delivery, but Other Challenges Are Close Behind

Patient Engagement

Survey Snapshot: Health Care Providers on the Problems of Patient Engagement Design

Members of the NEJM Catalyst Insights Council say reimbursements must value providers’ time spent on patient engagement.

More Time with Patients and Shared Decision-Making Are Most Effective Patient Engagement Initiatives

Patient Engagement

Data Graphic: The Two Most Effective Patient Engagement Initiatives

NEJM Catalyst Insights Council members say the only broadly effective approaches are time spent with patients and shared decision-making.

Patient Engagement

Why People Stick With or Abandon Wearable Devices

Embedding fitness trackers in eyeglasses demonstrates that personality and motivational feedback play important roles in activity levels.

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