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Lygeia  Ricciardi

Lygeia Ricciardi

Digital Health & Patient Engagement Expert

Biography

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 >

As the founder of Clear Voice Consulting, Lygeia works with companies ranging from startups to Fortune 50 technology leaders; as well as health systems, health plans, and—of course—patients. She helps develop tools to engage individuals in their health and healthcare by tapping into their own personal motivation and priorities. As a federal government intrapreneur, Lygeia founded and led the Office of Consumer eHealth from which she helped to shape nationwide policies and programs that are helping millions of Americans to get access to and use their own health information digitally. Lygeia’s work has been featured on networks, digital and print media such as: NPR, C-SPAN, The Wall Street Journal and Consumer Reports.

Whether Lygeia is speaking on trends in digital health or patient engagement, each presentation is customized to the needs of your event. Through storytelling, visuals that are rich in data yet easy to understand, she translates big ideas into concise and powerful words and images. Lygeia inspires us to see opportunities instead of problems, overcome challenges, and find the inspiration and purpose to harness technology to make the world a healthier, better place. Read Less ^

Speaker Videos

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Speech Topics

Patient/Consumer Engagement Through Digital Health

“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.

From Amazon to Pokemon: What Healthcare Can Learn from Other Industries

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?

Be the Changemaker in Your Organization

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.

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