Jill Carroll manages Digital Health and eHealth projects at the Mount Sinai Health System in New York City. She has worked in the Health IT sector for the last 5 years and previously worked on New York’s statewide Health Information Exchange. She is currently working on the creation of a Digital Health Center of Excellence at Mount Sinai as well as small and large digital health initiatives across the health system.
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.
- 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.