Thoughts, opinions and conversations on patient engagement, design, behavioral science & economics and engineering from the trenches
COVID has impacted us all. Working remotely has been a challenge. This is set of conversations with implementation, engineering and management to gain some insights into their work during these challenging times.
From ideation through implementation, the Way to Health team has a lot of experience running connected health programs and research trials. Hear from the people behind the curtain about the best ways to deploy effective programs at scale.
Way to Health has been used to test the effectiveness of patient financial incentives in improving outcomes in a variety of health contexts. Now, many of the functions deployed in those studies, including text messaging, will be used by researchers for PENN’s National Institute of Advanced Laboratories for Accelerating the Reach and Impact of Treatments for Youth and Adults with Mental Illness (ALACRITY) Center. Read on to understand how texting and other functions of Way to Health will be deployed in research among patients newly diagnosed with depression.
Behavioral economics is a somewhat recent field of study. Its impact is increasingly felt in multiple domains. This article is an attempt to provide a brief overview of behavioral economics and compare it with "traditional" economics. Some core concepts are introduced. Our next article will focus more on each of these concepts with examples from health care.
Over the course of the last several years, "patient engagement" has mushroomed into a lead topic for speakers, conferences, trade shows, pitch decks, analyst reports and countless headlines (now including this one). The trouble is, there is still no clear path forward to applying learnings at scale.
It's been a long time coming. A lot of you might be discovering us for the first time. So let's take a few minutes to give you a flavor of who we are and what we do.