We will highlight the impact of Information Technology on Patient Engagement and Health Behavior Change. While it seems obvious that drug development is centered on the patient, the truth is that patients were not always an integral part of the process. Perhaps more importantly, patients were not involved in the conversation as to whether the drugs being developed would be beneficial and improve the patient’s quality of life. Patient engagement combines a patient’s knowledge, skills, ability, and willingness to manage his or her own health and care with interventions designed to increase activation and promote positive patient behavior. This is an active process where the patient and his or her family actively interact in the care process.
Patient engagement is increasingly utilized as an effective tool to implement. The triple aim of healthcare:
- improve health outcomes of patient and
- population improve patient experience and
- lower cost.
A PEP is the most effective way to engage the patients in their care. We will present already existing platforms and will and will present an already existing organization.