Digital Health & Patient Engagement Expert
Lygeia Ricciardi energizes audiences with her passion and vision for using digital health to help individuals live healthier, happier, and fuller lives. She 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. Read More >
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“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.
It’s no secret that healthcare is behind most other industries when it comes to leveraging digital tools. Using examples from Amazon to Pokemon, Lygeia will inspire your audience with examples of creative uses of technology. There are healthcare organizations who are already adapting some of these technologies that better engage consumers and patients. Are you next?
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 ther own health and 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.