Last month Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) released 2 new patient engagement models called beneficiary engagement and incentives. These two models are the Shared Decision Making Model (SDM) and Direct Decision Support Model (DDS). What are these models and what does it mean for Patint Engagement? Here is what you should know. Patient Engagement Models: Shared Decision Makin...

Last month the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released open data on Medicare Plan D. This led me to ask the question, “What are the top monthly prescribed drugs in America, how much are individual patients and Medicare paying for these drugs, and what role can technology play in bringing down these costs?” These are some of the questions Americans face when paying for and managi...

How To Design with the Elderly in Mind: Most designers come from a younger generation and often times forget that the elderly are utilizing their technology, and their numbers are growing. There are over 2 Million apps available on your mobile phone and 165,000 of those are mobile health apps. Digital Health is an inclusive category and your app should be designed for all age groups to ensure...

In Digital Health there are many terms and buzzwords being used. Sometimes it is hard to understand what these actually mean. Two issues discussed a lot in Health Care are the problems of Health Literacy and Patient Engagement. What exactly is Health Literacy and Patient Engagement? How do they work together? We define Health Literacy as how well a person can understand health information and m...