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Feb
23
Feb 23, 2017
Study shows Coaching for Activation® improves care management program outcomes

Study shows Coaching for Activation® improves care management program outcomes

A new study published in the American Journal of Managed Care reveals that patients on a care management program guided by Coaching for Activation® (CFA) had lower utilization and better clinical outcomes than patients...
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Jan
26
Jan 26, 2017
PAM Level predicts control of diabetes and pre-diabetes, and predicts likelihood of developing diabetes

PAM Level predicts control of diabetes and pre-diabetes, and predicts likelihood of developing diabetes

A new study of data from Fairview Health Services finds that PAM level is an accurate predictor of health issues.   Higher PAM level predicted better control of clinical indicators in patients with diabetes.  In patients with...
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Jan
17
Jan 17, 2017
The world’s leading patient self-management model is now backed by over 300 peer-reviewed published studies

The world’s leading patient self-management model is now backed by over 300 peer-reviewed published studies

Over a decade of third-party research anchors PAM as the gold standard for measuring self-management capabilities and confirms that increasing activation leads to healthier patients, higher patient satisfaction and lower healthcare costs.
The leading provider of health activation solutions and services, Insignia Health, reached a milestone recently with publication...
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Jan
05
Jan 05, 2017
Insignia Health and PAM® featured in NHS Alliance video

Insignia Health and PAM® featured in NHS Alliance video

The NHS Alliance program, Healthy Communities, Healthy People, is an in-depth, online program aiming to heighten awareness among policy makers, politicians and the wider public in the United Kingdom. The featured video highlights how PAM fosters more effective...
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Dec
14
Dec 14, 2016
Patient Activation Measure® (PAM®) Named in MACRA as a Tool to Help an Estimated 600,000 Health Professionals Improve Clinical Care and Health Outcomes for Medicare Patients

Patient Activation Measure® (PAM®) Named in MACRA as a Tool to Help an Estimated 600,000 Health Professionals Improve Clinical Care and Health Outcomes for Medicare Patients

Over 60 major health systems, hospitals and clinics across the United States use PAM to improve health outcomes and deliver high-quality, patient-centered care.  PAM, MACRA, MIPS fact sheet PDF   The Patient Activation Measure® (PAM®)...
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Nov
14
Nov 14, 2016
Insignia Health Partners with MGMA Health Care Consulting Group to Improve Patient Activation

Insignia Health Partners with MGMA Health Care Consulting Group to Improve Patient Activation

New partnership helps medical practices improve patient treatment plans, medication adherence and satisfaction while meeting new MACRA payment requirements.   Medical Group Management Association’s (MGMA) Health Care Consulting Group and Insignia Health announce...
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Nov
09
Nov 09, 2016
Patient Survey "Activates" Portland's Insignia Health

Patient Survey "Activates" Portland's Insignia Health

The Portland Business Journal interviewed Insignia Health CEO Chris Delaney and he described how the more “activated” a patient is, the more they will take charge of their own health, check their blood glucose levels, take...
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Nov
04
Nov 04, 2016
A Step-By-Step Method To Employ The Power Of Patient Activation

A Step-By-Step Method To Employ The Power Of Patient Activation

An article in HuffPost Living - Canada from Dr. James Aw at Medcan, a wellness clinic in Toronto, describes an approach to improving activation in patients:   One of the buzzwords in the medical profession is something called ...
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Oct
12
Oct 12, 2016
Study Further Validates PAM Translations for Denmark, Germany, Norway and the Netherlands

Study Further Validates PAM Translations for Denmark, Germany, Norway and the Netherlands

A new study shows that European translations of PAM-13 (Danish, Dutch, German and Norwegian) resulted in four instruments with good psychometric capabilities for measuring patient activation.  Data from four studies covering over 5,000 patients using different translations...
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Oct
04
Oct 04, 2016
PAM integrated into Essette Care Management software platform

PAM integrated into Essette Care Management software platform

Essette, an HMS company, announced that it has integrated PAM into the Care Management (CM) module of their electronic medical record software: Essette Suite. Clinicians and healthcare professionals using EssetteCM will now be able to capture, store and...
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Sep
28
Sep 28, 2016
PAM scores increase for Medicare Advantage members using Mobile Integrated Healthcare

PAM scores increase for Medicare Advantage members using Mobile Integrated Healthcare

A new study published in the Journal of Health Economics and Outcomes Research showed PAM® scores increasing for Medicare Advantage members who participated in a Mobile Integrated Health (MIH) intervention program.  MIH...
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Sep
25
Sep 25, 2016
Doctors Dig for More Data About Patients

Doctors Dig for More Data About Patients

An article in The Wall Street Journal describes different approaches, including the Patient Activation Measure® (PAM®), used to predict which patients will develop or be affected by chronic conditions like diabetes and heart disease.  "Big data" analytical approaches take into account multiple medical and socio-economic factors. But collecting large amounts...
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Sep
15
Sep 15, 2016
Identifying Patients' Health Self-Management Skills

Identifying Patients' Health Self-Management Skills

Patients who do not feel capable of managing their own health or navigating the healthcare system are more likely to develop a new chronic disease over a 3-year period than patients with good health self-management skills, a new study in Health Services Research suggests. These patients who feel incapable are...
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Sep
01
Sep 01, 2016
Multi-Year Study Recommends Using Patient Activation Measure® Scores to Identify Patients with Greater Likelihood for Ambulatory Care Sensitive Hospitalization and Emergency Department Use

Multi-Year Study Recommends Using Patient Activation Measure® Scores to Identify Patients with Greater Likelihood for Ambulatory Care Sensitive Hospitalization and Emergency Department Use

Healthcare organizations can improve outcomes and prevent unnecessary costs by stratifying populations to better support patients low in activation. PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Results from a new...
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Sep
01
Sep 01, 2016
How to support patient-centred care: Roof of the House of Care framework

How to support patient-centred care: Roof of the House of Care framework

The "Roof" on the House of Care represents the tools and organisational processes that protect and facilitate this new type of patient–professional relationship. This article by Dr. Ollie Hart from Sloan Medical Centre (Sheffield...
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Aug
29
Aug 29, 2016
Congratulations to Henry J Austin Center's Outcomes for Diabetics program using PAM®

Congratulations to Henry J Austin Center's Outcomes for Diabetics program using PAM®

10 Community Health Centers Recognized with National Award for Innovation in Diabetes Care
"The Innovations in Care Award recognizes the critical role of clinics and community health centers as America's healthcare safety net," said Thomas Tighe, President and CEO of Direct Relief. "Direct Relief is delighted to work once again...
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Aug
24
Aug 24, 2016
Improving Population Health Management Strategies: Identifying Patients Who Are More Likely to Be Users of Avoidable Costly Care and Those More Likely to Develop a New Chronic Disease

Improving Population Health Management Strategies: Identifying Patients Who Are More Likely to Be Users of Avoidable Costly Care and Those More Likely to Develop a New Chronic Disease

Results from a new study sponsored by The Commonwealth Fund and published in Health Services Research point to a solution for healthcare leaders pursuing value-based care through...
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Jul
29
Jul 29, 2016
Dr. Hibbard contributes to HCI3 Report Card on State Transparency Laws

Dr. Hibbard contributes to HCI3 Report Card on State Transparency Laws

This year’s report card from the Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute (HCI3) – Catalyst for Payment Reform (CPR) Report Card on State Price Transparency Laws contains a special feature focusing on the best practices for displaying price...
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Jul
11
Jul 11, 2016
PAM’s licence to thrill – NHS England blog post from Professor Alf Collins

PAM’s licence to thrill – NHS England blog post from Professor Alf Collins

NHS England’s National Clinical Advisor for the Personalisation and Choice Group delights in today’s announcement that 37 sites, including Integrated...
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Jul
11
Jul 11, 2016
37 NHS areas ready to roll out PAM

37 NHS areas ready to roll out PAM

People with long-term conditions in 37 areas across England are next in line to receive person-centred support to manage their own care, thanks to the roll-out of an evidence-based tool over the next five years.  The Patient Activation Measure ...
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Jun
27
Jun 27, 2016
New study finds PAM a reliable and valid measure for the inpatient hospital setting

New study finds PAM a reliable and valid measure for the inpatient hospital setting

A new study published in Patient Education and Counseling Journal confirms that patients with unplanned hospital admissions were more likely to have low activation when compared to patients with planned admissions. Highlights
- The Patient...
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Jun
20
Jun 20, 2016
Can PAM kill two birds with one stone?

Can PAM kill two birds with one stone?

Empowering patients with the knowledge and skills to manage their own healthcare can improve outcomes and reduce budgetary pressure. Read the full article
May
26
May 26, 2016
Insignia Health Earns ‘Best in Class’ Endorsement from National Quality Forum for a Person and Family-Centered Care Measure

Insignia Health Earns ‘Best in Class’ Endorsement from National Quality Forum for a Person and Family-Centered Care Measure

National Quality Forum (NQF) endorsement of the measure “Gains in Patient Activation (PAM) Scores at 12 Months” supports over a decade of research as evidence that Insignia’s Patient Activation Measure® (PAM®) is the gold standard...
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May
12
May 12, 2016
Washington State’s Health Homes Program Saves $21.6 Million Focusing on Health Activation

Washington State’s Health Homes Program Saves $21.6 Million Focusing on Health Activation

The program requires use of Insignia’s Patient Activation Measure® (PAM®) to guide member support and measure performance. The Washington State Health Homes Program, initiated in July of 2013 as part of HealthPath Washington’s Medicare-Medicaid initiatives, is gaining...
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Apr
25
Apr 25, 2016
NHS England expands License to cover nearly two million patients

NHS England expands License to cover nearly two million patients

NHS England has agreed to a deal which will grant nearly two million people access to more person-centred care as part of its developing Self Care programme. Local NHS organisations and their partners are being invited to apply for...
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Apr
13
Apr 13, 2016
NY State Medicaid Program Invests in Patient Activation Tools to Reduce Costs by 25%

NY State Medicaid Program Invests in Patient Activation Tools to Reduce Costs by 25%

14 regional health systems covering New York’s Medicaid population have implemented the Patient Activation Measure® (PAM®) and related Insignia Health tools to reduce hospital admissions and emergency services.  To help manage the health of over 1.5 million Medicaid recipients over the next five years, the New York State’s Delivery System...
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Mar
10
Mar 10, 2016
Supporting Patient Behavior Change: Approaches Used by Primary Care Clinicians Whose Patients Have an Increase in Activation Levels

Supporting Patient Behavior Change: Approaches Used by Primary Care Clinicians Whose Patients Have an Increase in Activation Levels

New Study: Most top-performing clinicians used 5 key strategies to support their patients’ behavior change: emphasizing patient ownership of their health, partnering with patients, identifying small steps toward change, scheduling frequent follow-up visits so change can be cheered...
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Mar
10
Mar 10, 2016
Adding a Measure of Patient Self-Management Capability to Risk Assessment Can Improve Prediction of High Costs

Adding a Measure of Patient Self-Management Capability to Risk Assessment Can Improve Prediction of High Costs

New Study: Health care systems can use patient activation scores to help predict use of costly services, like the emergency department (ED). Knowing who is most at risk for incurring high costs enables systems to tailor their...
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Feb
01
Feb 01, 2016
PAM to be used in ground-breaking national project for kidney patients across the United Kingdom.

PAM to be used in ground-breaking national project for kidney patients across the United Kingdom.

From the Telegraph and Argus (UK):  Bradford's renal unit is taking part in a ground-breaking national project to encourage kidney patients to play a more active role in their health care.  The unit, based at the city's St...
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Dec
15
Dec 15, 2015
Patient Activation vs. Engagement

Patient Activation vs. Engagement

What's the difference between Patient Activation and Engagement? Activation is building the mindset to take action. Engagement is actually doing something positive.   Are you keeping up with all of the buzz about patient activation and patient engagement? Whether...
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Dec
02
Dec 02, 2015
MyCareCoach integrates Coaching for Activation® and Flourish® to support Medicare members with chronic conditions

MyCareCoach integrates Coaching for Activation® and Flourish® to support Medicare members with chronic conditions

MyCareCoach integrates Insignia Health’s Coaching for Activation® and Flourish® programs to help providers and health systems expand their support of Medicare beneficiaries with multiple chronic conditions. Read More
Dec
01
Dec 01, 2015
FUNCAS (Spain) recommends PAM® for achieving Triple Aim

FUNCAS (Spain) recommends PAM® for achieving Triple Aim

FUNCAS (The Spanish Savings Banks Foundation) is a private non-profit think-tank based in Madrid. As part of its social-charter investments, FUNCAS engages in activities that will benefit Spanish society, promote a culture of saving and help raise awareness of economic and social issues, like patient activation.  Video (English): Read More
Nov
26
Nov 26, 2015
Feasibility of using the PAM® in the NHS

Feasibility of using the PAM® in the NHS

An independent review of use of the Patient Activation Measure® within NHS England's various healthcare services and health care delivery systems by Natalie Armstrong, Senior Lecturer in Social Science Applied to Health and co-lead of the SAPPHIRE group.   ...
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Nov
25
Nov 25, 2015
​NHS England support of PAM® and CS-PAM® published in two new reports

​NHS England support of PAM® and CS-PAM® published in two new reports

The NHS England's Person-Centred Care Team published two reports relating to patient activation and developing a self-care/self-management program.   PAM report:  Independent evaluation of the feasibility of using the Patient Activation Measure® in the NHS in...
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Nov
20
Nov 20, 2015
Dr. Karen Eastman describes use of PAM at Horsham & Mid Sussex CCG

Dr. Karen Eastman describes use of PAM at Horsham & Mid Sussex CCG

On 3 September 2015, Dr. Karen Eastman, Clinical Director for Long Term Conditions, Health and Well-being and Planned Care at Horsham and Mid Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group, described their use of the PAM13® Survey and Coaching for Activation® at the NHS England’s Health...
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Nov
12
Nov 12, 2015
Steward Health Care uses PAM to boost engagement

Steward Health Care uses PAM to boost engagement

Steward Health Care is using the Patient Activation Measure® (PAM®) as part of its discovery with patients enrolled in care management to boost patient engagement. At the 2015 HIMSS Connected Conference, Dominique Morgan-Solomon out-going COO of Steward Heath Care in...
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Oct
12
Oct 12, 2015
Check out Dr. Hibbard at the ACO Congress

Check out Dr. Hibbard at the ACO Congress

PAM creator Judith Hibbard, PhD, will be moderating Track Session 3: Physicians' Role in Patient Engagement at the Sixth National Accountable Care Congress November 16-17 in Los Angeles.
Oct
08
Oct 08, 2015
Assessing patient activation and health literacy in the ED

Assessing patient activation and health literacy in the ED

New research study shows how patient activation level is linked to hospital admissions and recurring emergency department visits.  Read abstract
Sep
18
Sep 18, 2015
Dr. Hibbard Keynotes Oregon Health Authority Fall Conference

Dr. Hibbard Keynotes Oregon Health Authority Fall Conference

PAM creator, Judith Hibbard, PhD, is the keynote speaker at the Oregon Health Authority's fall conference on Friday, September 25, 2015 in Eugene, Oregon.
Sep
18
Sep 18, 2015
Portland Business Journal: Health Care of the Future -- Lessons learned from a rising Oregon health IT firm

Portland Business Journal: Health Care of the Future -- Lessons learned from a rising Oregon health IT firm

While many young Portland digital IT players are running into roadblocks as they try to penetrate the $3 trillion U.S. health care industry, a handful of local players have enjoyed phenomenal growth.   One of them is Insignia...
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Sep
07
Sep 07, 2015
Insignia Health at NHS Expo 2015

Insignia Health at NHS Expo 2015

Insignia Health recently traveled to Manchester, UK to exhibit at the 2015 NHS Health and Care Innovation Expo. We had a fantastic time listening to influential speakers in the health care community, learning about the latest in care-management and meeting with the many individuals interested in the Patient Activation Measure. Special...
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Jul
31
Jul 31, 2015
PAM® featured in the latest issue of The Remington Report

PAM® featured in the latest issue of The Remington Report

First Health of the Carolinas usage of the Patient Activation Measure® is featured in this month's edition of the Remington Report. Read more about their findings here.
Jul
21
Jul 21, 2015
Visit Insignia Health at the NHS Innovation Expo Sept 2-3 in Manchester, England

Visit Insignia Health at the NHS Innovation Expo Sept 2-3 in Manchester, England

Insignia Health will be joining NHS England and many Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) partners at the NHS Innovation Expo at Manchester Central Convention Complex on Sept. 2-3, 2015. Visit us at Booth #110.
Jul
14
Jul 14, 2015
PAM hits milestone with 200 research studies

PAM hits milestone with 200 research studies

The Patient Activation Measure® (PAM®), the gold standard tool for assessing a person’s health self-management abilities, achieved a milestone with the publishing of the 20...
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Jul
08
Jul 08, 2015
CancerCare Announces National Study Using PAM

CancerCare Announces National Study Using PAM

CancerCare, a national non-profit organization that provides free psychosocial support, education and financial assistance to anyone affected by cancer, announces the launch of a bold, new research initiative. Through surveys among a...
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Jun
17
Jun 17, 2015
The Patient Activation Measure® and ACOs

The Patient Activation Measure® and ACOs

This week, Dr. Judith Hibbard is speaking about patient activation at the sixth annual Accountable Care Organization Summit in Washington, DC. Accountable Care Organizations, or ACOs as they’re commonly known are relatively new in the health care field and have the potential...
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May
22
May 22, 2015
The Lund Report highlights Oregon's Health CO-OP use of Flourish®

The Lund Report highlights Oregon's Health CO-OP use of Flourish®

How do you get new health plan members to change their perceptions of what a health insurance company should be? You ask them what they want. Oregon's Health CO-OP Gives Cash for Staying Healthy
May
11
May 11, 2015
Thanks For Another Great Client Summit!

Thanks For Another Great Client Summit!

Thanks to all who attended this year's Client Summit on Health Activation! We hope you had a wonderful time with up in beautiful Portland, OR! We had a fantastic day and a half of learning, networking and sharing ideas about how to best help individuals through the power of patient...
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Mar
02
Mar 02, 2015
Join us for the 2015 Client Summit on Health Activation

Join us for the 2015 Client Summit on Health Activation

Please join us May 5-6 in beautiful Portland, Oregon for the 2015 Insignia Health Client Summit on Health Activation. Once again we will feature the latest health activation research and results from clients implementations of PAM®, Flourish® and Coaching for Activation®. Network with your peers and share best practices from health...
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Mar
02
Mar 02, 2015
The Latest Research on Patient Activation

The Latest Research on Patient Activation

Two new research studies involving patient activation were released by Health Affairs for their March 2015 issue.
Dec
16
Dec 16, 2014
Come learn about Patient Activation at the ACMHA Annual Summit!

Come learn about Patient Activation at the ACMHA Annual Summit!

Join Insignia Health and Dr. Judith Hibbard at the ACMHA: The College for Behavioral Health Leadership Summit 2015 from March 24 - 26, 2015. Dr. Hibbard's keynote, entitled "Healthy Behavior: Literacy and Activation the Gateway to the Future of Health," will discuss the Patient Activation Measure® as related to patient outcomes.
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Aug
01
Aug 01, 2014
Presenting Flourish! The next level of e-Health!

Presenting Flourish! The next level of e-Health!

NEW from Insignia Health! Flourish is the first online health education program tailored specifically to an individual’s health activation level or self-management ability. Anchored by the globally-validated Patient Activation Measure® (PAM®), Flourish delivers a tailored program built upon a decade of health activation research and proven success in improving...
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Jul
01
Jul 01, 2014
Patient Activation for Population Health: Shifting From A Fee-for-Service model Toward a Proactive, Preventative Approach with Increased Engagement

Patient Activation for Population Health: Shifting From A Fee-for-Service model Toward a Proactive, Preventative Approach with Increased Engagement

New research published today regarding patient activation and population health. Read more: "Patient Activation for Population Health: Shifting From A Fee-for-Service model Toward a Proactive, Preventative Approach with Increased Engagement"
May
01
May 01, 2014
The King's Fund (England) Publishes Monograph on PAM

The King's Fund (England) Publishes Monograph on PAM

Authors Dr. Judith Hibbard and Helen Gilburt discuss an overview of patient activation and how it can be used and implemented in the UK. PDF: "Supporting People to Manage Their Health: An Introduction to...
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Apr
22
Apr 22, 2014
Dr. Judith Hibbard Featured on TEDMED "Great Challenges" Series

Dr. Judith Hibbard Featured on TEDMED "Great Challenges" Series

Dr. Judith Hibbard and a panel of experts share their thoughts and experiences regarding PAM & patient engagement.

Video: Making the Grade: Examining the Case for Patient Activation Measures
Mar
31
Mar 31, 2014
PAM®  Featured in the Wall Street Journal

PAM® Featured in the Wall Street Journal

This in-depth Wall Street Journal article features doctors and patients who are using PAM-based interventions to create better, healthier lives. "What's Your 'Activation' Level? How Involved Patients Are in Their Own Care"
Mar
11
Mar 11, 2014
Monroe Plan Embeds Patient Activation Measure® Within CaseTrakker® To Improve Member Care Coordination

Monroe Plan Embeds Patient Activation Measure® Within CaseTrakker® To Improve Member Care Coordination

Case Managers at Monroe Plan use the Patient Activation Measure within CaseTrakker Dynamo to build effective personal care plans for members and improve operational efficiency.  Health plans, hospital systems and health service organizations, like...
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Mar
01
Mar 01, 2014
The Hospitalist Spotlights the Latest PAM Research From Dr. Judith Hibbard

The Hospitalist Spotlights the Latest PAM Research From Dr. Judith Hibbard

The March 2014 issue of The Hospitalist discusses the latest PAM research conducted by lead inventor, Dr. Judith Hibbard. Specifically, the magazine discusses how PAM can be used with patients to help reduce hospital readmissions. "Contrary to what some may assume, patients...
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Feb
05
Feb 05, 2014
Oregon’s Health CO-OP uses Insignia Health’s PAM® and Flourish® to gauge risk and guide member support.

Oregon’s Health CO-OP uses Insignia Health’s PAM® and Flourish® to gauge risk and guide member support.

Insignia Health’s Patient Activation Measure® (PAM®) and Flourish® e-health program to provide Oregon’s Health CO-OP members with dynamic, personalized support.   Oregon’s Health CO-OP has partnered with Insignia Health to integrate the...
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Jan
15
Jan 15, 2014
Congratulations to Yamhill CCO on your one-year anniversary!

Congratulations to Yamhill CCO on your one-year anniversary!

Insignia Health is proud to be your partner for measuring Patient Activation.  Yamhill County Care Organization (Yamhill CCO) celebrates itsfirst year of operations this month. While planning for more health-care improvement objectives in the months and years ahead, Yamhill...
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Jan
14
Jan 14, 2014
Patient Activation Could be a Big Step Forward in Reducing Rehospitalizations

Patient Activation Could be a Big Step Forward in Reducing Rehospitalizations

Experts say that targeted interventions can help to cut down on costly rehospitalizations.   Read full article from Hospitals and Health Networks Magazine.
Nov
15
Nov 15, 2013
Harnessing patient activation to reduce readmissions

Harnessing patient activation to reduce readmissions

Podcast (14:44 min.)  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...
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Nov
06
Nov 06, 2013
Reform Update: Patient engagement key to better chronic-disease care, providers say

Reform Update: Patient engagement key to better chronic-disease care, providers say

Achieving better health and more efficient...
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Oct
31
Oct 31, 2013
SONIFI Healthcare and Insignia Health partnering to enhance patient engagement

SONIFI Healthcare and Insignia Health partnering to enhance patient engagement

Integration of SONIFI Patient Engagement Solutions with Insignia Patient Activation Measure Creates Patient-Tailored Solutions Focused on Outcomes.   SONIFI Healthcare, Inc. (formerly LodgeNet Healthcare), the leading provider of integrated patient engagement solutions, and Insignia...
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Oct
04
Oct 04, 2013
Boston Medical Center study on 30-day readmission and activation

Boston Medical Center study on 30-day readmission and activation

A Boston Medical Center Study shows lower activated hospital patients were more likely to re-admit within 30 days than higher activated patients – as measured by PAM®.
Oct
03
Oct 03, 2013
Spray on the PAM to reduce readmissions

Spray on the PAM to reduce readmissions

Read full article from McKnight's.   By using the PAM measure, hospitals can identify which patients have low levels of activation during their stay. Those patients receive more time and resources in preparing for the post-hospital period. Discharge planners...
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Sep
19
Sep 19, 2013
Why Measure Patient Activation? By Dr. Judith Hibbard

Why Measure Patient Activation? By Dr. Judith Hibbard

Efforts encouraging patients to be more involved in their care are key in health initiatives aimed at improving outcomes and restraining costs. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) incorporates approaches that support patient self-management and collaboration between patients and providers....
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Mar
20
Mar 20, 2013
Insignia puts its stamp on health reform

Insignia puts its stamp on health reform

Provider of health assessment surveys could add millions of customers thanks to inclusion in federal health reforms.  Thanks to its big-name health plan accounts and federal health care reforms that practically mention it by name, Portland-based Insignia...
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Feb
05
Feb 05, 2013
Study: Patients Who Are Confident About Their Care Save Everyone Money

Study: Patients Who Are Confident About Their Care Save Everyone Money

From: The Atlantic online  Systems that help patients actively participate in their health care can see significant cost reductions. PROBLEM: At a certain point, there's only so much a doctor can do. Patients play a role in their...
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Feb
04
Feb 04, 2013
Study highlights important role that patients play in determining outcomes

Study highlights important role that patients play in determining outcomes

When it comes to health care, patients with the motivation, knowledge, skills and confidence to manage their own health have better health outcomes and incur fewer health care costs.  Those are the findings of a study led...
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Mar
11
Mar 11, 2012
How to predict non-adherence

How to predict non-adherence

Every day thousands of patients fail to fill their scripts, and every day, it seems, pharma hears about another solution that purports to get those patients back on track, via text messages, Web portals, pharmacy phone calls. And yet still the problem persists, year after year, and, according to some...
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Feb
06
Feb 06, 2012
Insignia Health Helps Medica Health and Wellness Coaching Program Improve Member Health, Reduce Costs

Insignia Health Helps Medica Health and Wellness Coaching Program Improve Member Health, Reduce Costs

Medica—a leading regional health plan headquartered in Minneapolis with more than 1.6 million members in the Upper Midwest of the United States—recently released the results of a three-year study on the impact that their coaching program had...
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Jan
12
Jan 12, 2012
Getting Patients to Take Charge of Their Health

Getting Patients to Take Charge of Their Health

By taking an active role in their care, patients could be healthier, clinicians would feel more gratified, and even health care costs would decrease, as there would presumably be less need for additional services outside the doctor's office.  But like everything in medicine, carrying out this "cure" takes work, as...
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Dec
01
Dec 01, 2011
Winds of Change: Making It Happen with Tools for Engagement

Winds of Change: Making It Happen with Tools for Engagement

Saying that people should take charge of their health is one thing. Achieving it requires tools to help measure and activate involvement.  Two techniques – one a yardstick and one an activator – are growing in popularity:  The Patient Activation Measure™ (PAM), developed by Judith H. Hibbard, DPH, MPH, and her colleagues...
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Oct
13
Oct 13, 2011
Behavior Change & Policy: Dr. Jane Brock video

Behavior Change & Policy: Dr. Jane Brock video

Video (18 min).  Dr. Jane Brock of Colorado Foundation for Medical Care describes use of PAM for Medicare fee-for-service patients to reduce hospital readmissions.
Oct
13
Oct 13, 2011
Managing Medical and Behavioral Risk - Rodney Hart (ODS Health Plan)

Managing Medical and Behavioral Risk - Rodney Hart (ODS Health Plan)

Video (15:43 min) Rodney Hart, R.N., C.O.H.N, attributes insurer ODS Health's success in decreasing urgent care utilization, length of stay and readmissions and increasing medication adherence among its members to...
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May
01
May 01, 2011
PeaceHealth’s Team Fillingame Uses Patient Activation Measure to Customize the Medical Home

PeaceHealth’s Team Fillingame Uses Patient Activation Measure to Customize the Medical Home

PeaceHealth Medical Group received a grant to pilot a patient-centered medical home in one of its practices in Eugene, Oregon.   “Team Fillingame” revised staff roles and added a part-time mental health worker to address patients’ social, behavioral and medical needs. Using a patient activation measure (PAM), the team tailors and...
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Feb
25
Feb 25, 2011
Patient Compliance Techniques That Work

Patient Compliance Techniques That Work

While demographic factors — including age, sex, race, education, and socioeconomic status — appear not to influence adherence levels significantly, research suggests there are certain behaviors that play a role. For example, "many patients with a low level of activation have poor problem-solving skills," says Judith Hibbard, professor of health policy at...
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Dec
03
Dec 03, 2009
Are consumers ready to accept technology?

Are consumers ready to accept technology?

Healthcare providers working to employ new technology need to know if their patients are ready, willing and able to use that technology.   That’s the basis behind PAM, the Patient Activation Measure survey tool developed by Insignia Health to...
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Oct
15
Oct 15, 2009
Those who need it most, aren't interested

Those who need it most, aren't interested

Unfortunately, those most in need of mobile health solutions are the least likely to be interested in them, Insignia Health CEO Chris Delaney explained to MobiHealthNews in a recent interview.  When thinking about mobile health, there are really two challenges for...
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Jul
30
Jul 30, 2009
Survey tool delivers ROI for disease management program

Survey tool delivers ROI for disease management program

A University of Oregon study on disease management patients who were coached using a survey tool called the Patient Activation Measure showed significant improvements in clinical outcomes, fewer hospitalizations and ER visits and cost savings over patients who received...
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Jun
01
Jun 01, 2009
Reversing the High Cost of Chronic Illness With Activated Employees

Reversing the High Cost of Chronic Illness With Activated Employees

Activated participants drive savings. Business leaders interested in developing these programs for the workplace should understand that highly motivated employees will save the company money. If an end-stage patient with diabetes is motivated to stay out of the...
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Oct
01
Oct 01, 2008
How Engaged Are Consumers in Their Health and Health Care, and Why Does It Matter

How Engaged Are Consumers in Their Health and Health Care, and Why Does It Matter

Patient activation refers to a person’s ability to manage their health and health care. Engaging or activating consumers has become a priority for employers, health plans and policy makers. The level of patient activation varies considerably in the U...
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Oct
01
Oct 01, 2007
The Elusive Health Care Consumer: What Will It Take to Activate Patients?

The Elusive Health Care Consumer: What Will It Take to Activate Patients?

In February 2007, AcademyHealth conducted a meeting on behalf of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to examine the role of consumer engagement in improving the quality of health care. In preparation for this meeting, five papers were commissioned...
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