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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?

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.

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Patient Engagement

Making Healthy Habits Fun

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

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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.

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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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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.

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