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BEHAVIOR CHANGE: The Last Mile of Remote Patient Monitoring

Of the many advantages offered by remote patient management (RPM) — including a means to accomplish healthcare’s triple aim of improving care and the patient experience while reducing costs — perhaps the most significant is the power to affect true patient behavior change.

And that’s no small matter: More than two-thirds of healthcare costs in the U.S. are influenced by patient behaviors, according to a 2012 report from McKinsey&Company. The report points to a laundry list of risky behaviors that contribute to the prevalence of many acute and chronic conditions, including:

  • alcohol and substance abuse
  • smoking
  • failing to exercise
  • overeating or eating unhealthily
  • not getting enough sleep
  • living a stressful lifestyle

“Changing patient behavior is at the heart of the new model of healthcare,” the McKinsey report adds, pointing to the evolution to “a patient-centered model, involving prevention and active management of illness and disease.”

Discover how remote patient management can achieve these critical changes in patient behavior patterns: This white paper from Care Innovations® describes how RPM helps patients gain more control over their behaviors and engage more proactively with their health, all while achieving high satisfaction rates from the patients themselves.