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5 Healthcare Tools To Boost Patient Involvement

The 2012 Connected Health Symposium showcased a myriad of engagement tools that promote innovation and improve patient compliance.
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Healthrageous offers a digital health management platform to organizations interested in supporting an individual's journey toward a healthy lifestyle. For individuals, it offers a tool that's part of a health and wellness offering from their employer, health plan, healthcare provider or health and wellness retailer. The system is consumer-focused, said Healthcare IT Guy blogger Shahid Shah, but helps drive self-management and engagement by promoting behavior changes. "The consumer-driven value is easy to think of from an obvious perspective, but there aren't experiments that prove wellness is improved when this type of self-management happens," he said. "Over time, we'll figure out whether or not this is useful on just the consumer side, or if the consumer can push this to the doctor. It's unclear, but it's a decent self-management platform."

Pictured above is a sample Healthrageous device used to collect biometric data and ensure a constant flow of information tied to health action plans and goals.

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Cara Latham
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Cara Latham,
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11/20/2012 | 1:46:54 PM
re: 5 Healthcare Tools To Boost Patient Involvement
It is good to see all of the innovative products designed to help patients manage their care and conditions. Having an email or text alert as a reminder to take certain medications could increase the likelihood that patients their medication at the appropriate doses and intervals. Much like email bill pay reminders and mobile banking apps, I suspect this will be extremely helpful for a wide variety of people, even those looking to just improve their lifestyle choices.
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jaysimmons,
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11/19/2012 | 4:54:37 PM
re: 5 Healthcare Tools To Boost Patient Involvement
I'm excited by all the healthcare tools that keep coming out to increase patient care. The Vignet Cancer Concierge caught my attention as I've seen first hand how patient struggle with cancer treatments, with the amount of medication and overall care required. This will be invaluable to oncologists to keep in constant communication with patients and follow their care in between regular visits.

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