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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?

Health Care Providers Should Incentivize Patients

Patient Engagement

Survey Snapshot: Patient Financial Incentives — There Are No Quick Fixes

The NEJM Catalyst Insights Council agrees that while financial incentives are a common strategy to engage patients in healthy behaviors, they are not necessarily effective.

Support of Family and Friends Is More Effective Than Clinician Support in Realizing Health Goals - From the Patient Engagement Insights Report: Why No Single Health Incentive Works.

Patient Engagement

Patient Engagement Survey: Why No Single Health Incentive Works

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.

Health Care Costs - Cost Transparency Is the Main Change Needed to Support Patients in Lowering the Cost of Care

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Survey Snapshot: Is Transparency the Answer to Rising Health Care Costs?

NEJM Catalyst Insights Council members say that while transparency might be necessary, we have to change the way care is delivered.

The Patient Engagement Capacity Framework

Patient Engagement

The Patient Engagement Capacity Model: What Factors Determine a Patient’s Ability to Engage?

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.

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?

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