A handful of device connections and data points are not enough to understand the complexity of your patient population. What devices, how many devices, what data, and how many data points lead to the best engagement?

During a panel at the AHIP Institute & Expo last week, Validic™ CEO Drew Schiller and Onlife Health Director of Data Informatics Catherine Bass, Ph.D, discussed critical elements and considerations for device and data strategies in healthcare. 

“We have three clearly defined guiding principles we focus on, developed after spending time with health plans, getting information about what they need. We distilled that down to three areas: personalized, connected, supported,” explained Bass.

To support these guiding principles, it was clear that a broad device connectivity offering was key. In fact, research showed that broad device connectivity in a wellness program led to a 23.7% increase in engagement from new members. Onlife Health offers members the ability to connect a wide variety of devices and apps – to meet members where they are and better personalize programs to the individual.

“When you connect your condition to your lifestyle, it changes the conversation,” said Schiller. “As a member, you can say: “here’s the data, let’s have a conversation about why it’s not working the way we want it to.” You have this shared decision making with the clinician.”

During the panel, Schiller and Bass discussed lessons learned from their experiences integrating personal health data for more personalized, engaging wellness programs. And, they agree, developments in the types of data available outside the healthcare setting are increasingly adding new value to these programs.

“Wellness has come along way – from nutrition, physical activity, and stress to financial health and social determinants of health, said Bass. “The next level of wellness is hyper-personalization – every little nugget we serve is about you, for you.” 

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