Societies need solutions to achieve the "triple aim" of improved health outcomes, better patient care, and lower costs; and engaging patients in their care by using technological solutions is claimed as a possible strategy to achieve this vital goal. On this basis, the chapter focuses on reviewing, categorizing and synthesizing technological tools currently available in the market today designed to engage patients in their own care process. In particular, the goals of medication adherence, reduced hospital readmission, behavior modification, and health literacy - with related technologies - are assessed, since they are considered todays most expensive health care burdens. The advantages, shortcomings, and potential economic impact of such tools are finally discussed. © 2017, IGI Global.
|Titolo della pubblicazione ospite||Medical Education and Ethics: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications|
|Numero di pagine||18|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Pubblicato - 2016|
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