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Applying Behavior Change Principles to Remote Care Management

Learn how applying the science of behavior change creates a more effective RPM program.

Remote patient management requires new ways of behaving and thinking for all involved (i.e. executives, clinicians, family caregivers, and, most of all, patients). But asking folks to change the way they live their lives can be a tough prospect, even if it's for the best of causes. How can you motivate patients of any age to make the kind of voluntary behavioral shifts that improve health, like exercising more, eating better, and watching one's weight?

It's important to address all forms of behavior change to help your RPM program deliver significant results and keep patients healthy at home, such as:

  • Cognitive Behavioral: "I didn't make the choices I should have today because of (excuse). I'll get back on track tomorrow."
  • Behavioral Economics: "I agree to follow my plan for a healthy diet because it will help me live the way I want to in the long term."
  • Persuasion & Influence: "I agree to limit my salt intake because it will help me manage my heart condition and spend more time with my grandchildren."

Discover more about the science of behavior change and RPM by downloading our white paper, Applying Behavior Change Principles to Remote Care Management.