Societies need solutions to achieve the “triple aim” of improved health outcomes, better patient care, and lower costs; and engaging patients in their care by using technological solutions is claimed as a possible strategy to achieve this vital goal. On this basis, the chapter focuses on reviewing, categorizing and synthesizing technological tools currently available in the market today designed to engage patients in their own care process. In particular, the goals of medication adherence, reduced hospital readmission, behavior modification, and health literacy - with related technologies - are assessed, since they are considered todays most expensive health care burdens The advantages, shortcomings, and potential economic impact of such tools are finally discussed.

Zordich, T., Menichetti Delor, J. P., Engaging Patients and Lowering Costs: Technology to the Rescue, in Graffigna, G. (ed.), Transformative Healthcare Practice through Patient Engagement, IGI Global, Chicago 2016: 345- 359. 10.4018/978-1-5225-0663-8 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/76728]

Engaging Patients and Lowering Costs: Technology to the Rescue

Menichetti Delor, Julia Paola
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2016

Abstract

Societies need solutions to achieve the “triple aim” of improved health outcomes, better patient care, and lower costs; and engaging patients in their care by using technological solutions is claimed as a possible strategy to achieve this vital goal. On this basis, the chapter focuses on reviewing, categorizing and synthesizing technological tools currently available in the market today designed to engage patients in their own care process. In particular, the goals of medication adherence, reduced hospital readmission, behavior modification, and health literacy - with related technologies - are assessed, since they are considered todays most expensive health care burdens The advantages, shortcomings, and potential economic impact of such tools are finally discussed.
Inglese
Transformative Healthcare Practice through Patient Engagement
9781522506638
IGI Global
Zordich, T., Menichetti Delor, J. P., Engaging Patients and Lowering Costs: Technology to the Rescue, in Graffigna, G. (ed.), Transformative Healthcare Practice through Patient Engagement, IGI Global, Chicago 2016: 345- 359. 10.4018/978-1-5225-0663-8 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/76728]
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