Like Aesop’s grasshopper, we aren’t always successful in the behaviors we need to do NOW to reap future benefits. But since we live in the present, we need to find ways to make those behaviors more attractive when it counts. Reward substitution is one way of adding fuel behaviors to make them more likely to happen.
Small barriers can be a BIG deal. Every tiny little step can be *the step* that prevents someone from achieving their desired health behavior. Here’s my adventure trying to make a routine appointment with a primary care physician (Spoiler: it doesn’t go too smoothly).
Behavioral science is incredibly complex, but it’s possible to use the two simple concepts of friction and fuel to make a big difference in behavior change. You can decrease friction and add fuel to make desired behaviors simple, salient and appealing — and, importantly, more likely to actually happen.
Most people’s resolutions fail, but yours doesn’t have to. This year, make behavioral science fueled plans instead of New years resolution, and join the special club of individuals who last beyond February.
NODE.Health announced today the winners of the 2018 Best in Class Clinical Studies Competition, an award which recognizes the best evidence-based digital tools for improved patient care, outcomes, and engagement. Pattern Health was one of 8 winners whose awards will be presented on Friday, December 7th, 2018.
You feel like your beliefs propel your actions forward. And yet, there is something even more influential over your behavior than your own beliefs: Your perception of the beliefs and behaviors of people like you. Pattern Health employs the power of social norms to help patients get closer to their desired health behaviors.
Pattern Health announced an exclusive agreement to manage the licensing rights to the Impact of Weight on Quality of Life (IWQOL) questionnaires, which have become the industry standard for measuring the impact of weight and obesity on patient quality of life.
Tech has the potential to transform healthcare, and behavioral science can give it just the boost it needs to reach people in the right place and at the right time.
Social connections can bring fortitude to our lives, and social media is just one of the many ways we interface with our networks. Pattern Health leverages social media to pull in support through patients’ networks and promote health behavior.
Setting goals and sticking to them is easier said than done. With our goal-setting guide, we lay out the steps to making it just a bit less difficult.
We often hold vague notions about what we want to do for our health. We say we want to exercise more, eat healthier or stick to the doctor’s orders. But it’s not often that we put those desires into concrete action plans. And yet, we would be so much more likely to succeed if we did.
You precommit to a wide variety of things in your life, but rarely your health. Signing to precommit to a pattern unlocks this missed potential, helping you better understand and act on your care plans.
Attaching a consequence to the completion of a goal (punishment for failure or reward for success) can help people achieve their desired behavior. With App Interrupts, if you fail at your commitment, you lose access to your apps.
Support from friends and family can have a substantial buffering effect on your health. The natural tendency for people to encourage others is leveraged in Pattern’s Care Circle, where patients both give and receive support.
Behavioral science permeates everything that we do at Pattern Health. Our upcoming Feature Series will highlight a selection of the underlying concepts that make the Pattern Health platform so powerful.
Today’s senior citizens are more tech savvy than ever. From connected homes to voice-enabled devices, smartphone innovations are making their way into the golden years — just in time for seniors to take advantage of digital health technologies when they bear the most potential.
The Pattern Health team is excited to welcome Aline Holzwarth as our Head of Behavioral Science. Aline joins us with more than nine years of experience managing behavioral science programs, projects and products.
The UNC AFib Care Network has launched a new clinic for patients with atrial fibrillation (AFib). Patients can use the UNC AFib care pattern powered by Pattern Health to help learn about and manage their condition, and to communicate with their care team and support group.
This analysis explains why the Pattern Health platform’s unique ability to build patterns instead of apps is so transformative for connected care innovation. Connected care and remote patient monitoring programs have the potential to increase patients’ care plan understanding, engagement, and adherence while improving outcomes, efficiency and costs. But developing a mobile health app costs an average of $425,000 and takes 12-24 months. The analysis compares the frameworks, APIs and platforms that aim to reduce barriers and lower costs of implementing a connected care program.
DURHAM, N.C., April 25, 2018 - Pattern Health is announcing the 2.0 release of the Pattern Platform, which delivers major product updates to help clinicians and researchers quickly develop and deploy comprehensive and interactive connected care programs that increase patient adherence. These latest updates include an expanded library of behavioral interventions, support for both chronic and perioperative conditions, dynamic activity scheduling, and an updated Pattern app that provides end users with enhanced personalization.