HIMSS18 Annual Conference
Wynn Las Vegas
March 5-5, 2018 | Las Vegas, NV

My Doc Paid Me to Do It: Incentives as a Better Route to Adherence

March 5, 2018
4:00pm - 4:30pm

Successful care delivery today and in the future depends on patient behavior outside the four walls of the clinic or hospital. It’s not enough to remotely monitor patients and connect to their data: providers and payers must close the loop and influence patient behaviors.

Unfortunately, particularly in the case of chronic disease—patient adherence to treatment is far too low, averaging 50-60% in most populations.  It doesn’t have to be.

A new approach has shown impressive results: behavioral economists have demonstrated success at changing a vast array of patient health behaviors (taking medications, performing physical activity, reducing smoking, remote monitoring, etc.).

In our opening session, Dr. David Asch demonstrated how behavioral economics and can be used to drive clinician and staff engagement with new technologies.

In this session, attendees will learn how the same approach can improving patient adherence, and secure a healthcare organization’s ability to thrive under value-based care.

Key takeaways:

  • Successful healthcare delivery is rapidly requiring patient engagement outside the four walls of clinics and hospitals.
  • Providers and payers have lacked the capabilities and mindset necessary for reliably influencing patient behavior.
  • Behavioral economics is a powerful framework for influencing behavior and improving health outcomes.


IT Project Manager
Mount Sinai Health System

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