Digital Healthcare Innovations to Engage and Empower Patients in Their Care

Event Date: October 11, 2023 | 12:30pm – 2:00pm ET

Event Materials:

  • Presentation Slides (PDF, 4.02 MB).
  • Q&As (PDF, 190 KB).


AHRQ hosted a presentation highlighting how patient engagement in healthcare allows patients and their families to make well-informed decisions about their care and can lead to measurable improvements in safety and quality. Increased knowledge and understanding encourages patients to become active participants in their own care, and physicians are better able to treat patients in the most effective way possible, ultimately creating time and cost savings. During the webinar, expert speakers shared their research on developing digital healthcare innovations to better engage patients of all ages, including mobile health applications, wearables, and smart technology.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe how wearable technology can be used to engage adolescents in managing their mental health.
  • Identify how older adults can use self-management tools to make informed healthcare decisions.
  • Discuss the importance of involving both patients and healthcare providers in the development and implementation of mobile interventions.


Kimberley D. Lakes
Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Neuroscience
School of Medicine, University of California, Riverside
Dave Gustafson
Director, Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Sunit P. Jariwala
Professor, Division of Allergy & Immunology
Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center


Sheena Patel
Health Research Scientist, Division of Digital Healthcare Research
Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement, AHRQ

Eligible providers can earn up to 1.5 CE/CME contact hours for participating in the live webinar.

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