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Harnessing patient activation to reduce readmissions: Interview with Insignia

Posted Nov 13 2013 5:07pm

Download: insigniadelaney.mp3

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 .

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