We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 3/24 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by Melissa McCool from Stellicare (@MelissaxxMcCool and @Stellicare). We’ll be discussing the topic “How Technology Helps and Hurts Healthy Behavior Change.”
Changing patient behavior is the key to achieving better clinical outcome and lowering healthcare costs. Of the $3 trillion spent on healthcare in the US, an analysis by McKinsey Consulting found that “31% of those costs could be directly attributed to behaviorally induced chronic conditions. Fully 69% of total costs were heavily influenced by consumer behaviors.”
Health care systems now must focus on prevention and the ongoing management of chronic conditions. This is driven by the transition to value based care, an aging population and the increasing incidence of behaviorally induced chronic conditions.
Be sure to join the #HITsm chat this Friday, March 24th, 2017 at 12:00pm ET where we’ll dive into the topic of healthy behavior change and how technology hurts and helps that goal.
T1: How has technology helped patients make positive behavioral changes? #HITsm
T2: What role has technology had in preventing or inhibiting positive behavioral choices by patients? #HITsm
T3: If you had a magic wand, what tech element would you add so that patients could be helped in changing behaviors? #HITsm
T4: Have you ever changed any of your health behaviors as a result of technology? #HITsm
T5: What is needed to facilitate widespread health tech adoption around behavior change? #HITsm
Bonus: What health app do you use and recommend? Or have seen do good for those around you? #HITsm
Upcoming #HITsm Chat Schedule
3/31 – AI and Machine Learning
Hosted by @HBI_Solutions
4/7 – TBD
4/14 – TBD
4/21 – Innovation vs Incremental
Hosted by @Colin_Hung
We look forward to learning from the #HITsm community! As always let us know if you have ideas for how to make #HITsm better.
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