Harnessing patient activation to reduce readmissions: Interview with Insignia

November 13, 2013
Hospitals are getting serious about reducing avoidable readmissions now that there are financial incentives to do so. Patients who score high on “patient activation” based on their knowledge, skill, and confidence are much less likely to be readmitted according to research by Judy Hibbard, a professor of health policy at the University of Oregon.

In this podcast interview, Chris Delaney, CEO of Insignia Health explains how his company has commercialized the Patient Activation Measure (PAM) to address the readmission issue.

By David E. Williams of the Health Business Group.

One thought on “Harnessing patient activation to reduce readmissions: Interview with Insignia”

  1. The readmission problem is important and a strong reason to use the ACO model. That’s because the ACO spans the inpatient and outpatient realm. Readmissions and other adverse patient events need to have financial consequences for an organization. When there are consequences the solutions are found.

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