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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?

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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Patient Engagement

Improving Patient Involvement in Care

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

Steps for Deploying Nudge Unit in Health Care

Patient Engagement

Nudge Units to Improve the Delivery of Health Care

Key information and important choices are constantly being presented in health care. Yet often the frames or default options used are selected without attention to strategic goals.

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.

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