Strengthening Patient Engagement To Improve Care and Shared Decision Making

Impact Stories

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A Simple Mobile Application is Key to Patient Engagement in Reporting and Monitoring of Asthma Symptoms

Enhancing and scaling a previously piloted mobile health application that incorporates the collection of asthma-related patient-reported outcomes into routine primary care will assist clinicians in better managing their patients with asthma and improve their quality of care. Incorporating functionality relevant to the COVID-19 pandemic may provide insight into how health systems can efficiently and effectively identify and recruit high-risk patients for digital home monitoring to reduce utilization of pandemic-related limited emergency and hospital resources.

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A Simple Mobile Application is Key to Patient Engagement in Reporting and Monitoring of Asthma Symptoms

A simple app, designed with input from patients, resulted in 92 percent of patients continuing to report their asthma outcomes at the end of the study. A tool like this simple app may help patients better control their asthma and prevent emergency care.

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Engaging Disadvantaged Patients by Using Mobile Technology to Share Patient Reported Outcomes

Commercial off-the-shelf technology, including mobile phones and fitness trackers, can successfully engage disadvantaged patients to collect patient-generated health data and patient-reported outcomes that can be integrated into electronic health records to improve chronic disease care planning during clinical visits.

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Helping Patients Better Understand Effective Treatment Options for Crohn’s Disease

Use of the Crohn’s Disease Prediction Tool, a validated individualized risk prediction tool plus a web-based decision aid, resulted in improved shared decision making and patients choosing a more effective Crohn’s disease therapy.

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High Tech as High Touch: Using InfoSAGE to Connect Caregivers and Older Adults

Using an online platform to facilitate information exchange and care coordination between those over 75 years of age and their support network is feasible and has the potential to increase quality of life for older adults.

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It’s Not Just for Video Games: Using Virtual Reality to Enhance Patient Care

Virtual reality technology can be used to recreate issues patients may experience in their homes and identify the complex and concurrent interactions impacting personal health information management.

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Reducing Childhood Obesity Risk using an Interactive Digital Comic Book

Children who read the comic ate more vegetables and drank more water, as well as decreased their sugar intake, from the beginning of the study to the end of the study.

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Reducing Risky College Drinking Through The Use of Cutting Edge mHealth Technology

Apps to address dangerous alcohol use in college age adults may be as effective, and more cost-effective, as traditional in-person interventions.

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Smart Mobile Health App Improves Screening for Risks and Protective Factors for Pregnant Women

A screening tool for risk and protective factors during pregnancy can be integrated in clinic flow and improve customized discussions with pregnant women to improve outcomes for pregnant women and their babies.

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Texting Reminders to Low-Income, Minority Patients Improves Vaccination Rates

Human papillomavirus vaccine series completion rates in a low-income, Latino adolescent population were high for patients receiving text messages reminders.

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Understanding and Designing Health IT for Persons With Disabilities

Health information communication for individuals with disabilities is multidimensional and includes conversations about support, disclosure, advocacy, and logistics. Informed changes to content, functionality, interfaces, and technology platforms increases health IT usability and usefulness for individuals with disabilities.

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Using Mobile Technology to Self-Manage HIV Symptoms

mHealth technologies can decrease HIV-related symptoms in medically underserved populations.

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Using Smartphone Location Data for Care Coordination

A smartphone app that uses location data to notify PCPs when a patient arrives in the hospital or ER is a simple, potentially scalable approach to improve care coordination after a hospital visit.

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When Costly and Potentially Harmful CT Scans Are Not Necessary

Giving clinicians the tools to support patient-provider communication could result in fewer CTs ordered, higher physician trust, and higher patient knowledge in cases involving minor head injuries.