Digital Health & Patient Engagement Expert
Lygeia Ricciardi brings to the stage vision, strategy and in-depth industry insights to build the future of health through technology. She energizes audiences with her passion and vision for using digital health to help individuals live healthier, happier, and fuller lives. Lygeia has been at the vanguard of digital health and consumer engagement for more than 15 years, working to ensure that electronic health records, wearables, apps, and other tools, empower patients and their families. In 2019, Health Data Management named her one of The Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT. Read More >
Consumer Facing Technology and Health Literacy
The Communicators: FCC & Health Technology
What Healthcare Can Learn from Disney World
Digital Health & Fitness with Dr. Oz
Interview with Global Head Health Technology of Johnson & Johnson
Interview with Senior VP of Health at Philips
According to Lygeia Ricciardi, creating a culture of patient engagement is key to minimizing errors, maximizing safety and improving outcomes. Organizations need to shift their focus and realize the value of putting patients on their safety team. Technologies that support patient engagement and safety no longer have to be overwhelming or complex. For instance, patients have the ability to track and measure their own vitals through a variety of wearables and digital devices like blood pressure cuffs, scales, heart rate monitors and phone applications. This simple participation by the patient, can help prevent health crises and ER visits, lower costs, and even catch errors. Lygeia discusses the strengths that come from communicative relationships and making patients feel that they are an integral part of their own healthcare team.
“Patient Engagement” is a popular phrase these days, but what does it really mean? Through rich data and graphics, Lygeia will show your audience why patient engagement is critical to better health outcomes, the role technology plays, and the major trends that are shaping this exploding field, including gamification, artificial intelligence, and augmented reality.
Healthcare payment models increasingly emphasize value over volume. To achieve better health outcomes, we must rely on collaboration across an expanding continuum of care, from providers to payers, pharmacists, coaches, family and friends. Non-traditional entrants such as Apple, Amazon, plus a myriad of startups, are extending the continuum digitally through sensors and artificial intelligence. All of these changes push the patient from the role of passive recipient of services to active manager of their own health journey. Lygeia will help your audience understand the implications of these changes and the customers it serves.
Less than 20% of our overall health is the result of traditional healthcare, which includes doctors, hospitals, medical treatments and more. Health is shaped by many other factors, including our everyday decisions about diet, exercise and whether to seek professional care, or taking medications. Adopting healthy behaviors isn’t easy, but some pioneers are successfully leveraging digital tools, data, incentives, and brain science to help individuals and their care teams achieve health goals through behavior change. Lygeia will show how your organization and you as an individual can be proactive with healthcare instead of reactive.
It was only a few years ago that the idea of patients researching their own medical conditions, accessing their own health records, or establishing online communities was unheard of. When Lygeia founded the office of Consumer eHealth, she was challenging deeply-ingrained cultural norms in which patients are seen primarily as passive recipients of health care services. In contrast, Lygeia believes that individuals—regardless of education or income level—have the capacity and agency to shape their own lives, in part through leveraging the power of information technology. Despite experiencing strong pushback from both within and outside of government, she was able to convince others to embrace and advocate for change. Through lessons learned, Lygeia will inspire and motivate individuals to become changemakers within your organization.