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Tuesday, April 5 • 8:00am - 11:45am
WORKSHOP: New Definitions of "Patient Engagement" LIMITED

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Patient engagement has been called the “blockbuster drug of the century.” The problem is that nobody can agree on what this actually means.

Over time, “patient engagement” has been used to sell products and software, inspire healthy behavior change, promote technology advancement in healthcare institutions, strategize ways to meet federally mandated meaningful use requirements, and more.

It can be an empty term, a loaded term, a vague term — and it can even be a pejorative when it is used punish patients for their perceived “lack” of engagement. We can do better, and we believe that the HXR Conference provides a unique forum in which we can explore new ways of thinking about patient engagement.

In this workshop, the patient-designer-facilitators will lead the participants through activities intended to:
  • create a more nuanced definition of “engagement”;
  • envision new tools, models, and behaviors to support a range of “engagements” in healthcare; 
  • and, develop a recommended set of words and guidelines for talking about this topic with different audiences.

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Beaudry

Jeremy Beaudry

Experience Design Strategist, The University of Vermont Medical Center
Jeremy is an experience design strategist at The University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington. Previously, he was a professor of design and director of the Design for Social Impact masters program at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia. His research and design practice focus on creating collaborative tools and methods with organizations, communities and leaders in the service of systems-wide change and innovation efforts. He has... Read More →
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Katie McCurdy

UX Design & Research Consultant, Katie McCurdy Experience Design LLC
Katie McCurdy is a User Experience Designer & Researcher who uses design, empathy, and love to empower patients and improve healthcare. She is also a patient with 20 years’ experience with the autoimmune disease Myasthenia Gravis. Her goal is to help people live healthier and happier lives, and she’s especially interested in using data visualization to help simplify the complex and promote behavior change. She recently... Read More →


Tuesday April 5, 2016 8:00am - 11:45am
Commonwealth B In the breakout-room hallway

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