Coaching and coping strategies

13 December 2016

Patients’ self-determination – Managing behavior

A lot of patients do not know why they have to continue taking their medication and what benefits that entails. You cannot raise the bar without first tackling the underlying psychology. It is mostly an issue of human psychology and lack of education. Remedus helps patients to adjust their behavior to approved health-care plans. For us, it is essential to identify patients who could benefit from specific support at home and to give them the instruments, training, coaching and motivation they need to stick with the treatments.

Education

Remedus works together with you to offer your patients specific, useful and educational content and means to provide them with the knowledge they need to succeed. Informing patients is an important part of every observance strategy. Remedus takes its time to provide patients with valuable information about their disease and medication. Our pharmaceutical customers share informative videos and articles with patients at the right moment and within the right context. Important disease- and medication-oriented content is also shared with patients via various channels.

Behavior change

Suitable health-care as such is not enough to change behavior. Motivation and prejudice have a big influence on the decision-making process. Remedus helps patients to change their behavior with approved commitment strategies such as biometric tracking, reminders, positive encouragement, nudging, motivational interviewing techniques…

Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs)

Understand the impact of your patient’s health-care journey via questionnaires, dynamic surveys, evaluations and daily report possibilities (vital and non-vital parameters and medication usage).

We work together with the pharmaceutical industry, payers and others who offer a number of products that stimulate therapy adherence, help to increase patient commitment and offer nearly real-time analyses of PROMs and patient behavior.

  • In a program developed for prostate cancer medication oriented towards older adults, 88% of the patients indicated that learning more about prostate cancer helped them to correctly take their medication.
  • In a program for schizophrenia patients, we succeeded in keeping more than 80% of the patients in treatment after 5 months when they were closely followed after being released, while in standard health-care the average treatment interruption period amounts to 4.7 months.
  • 91% of the patients in a program for multiple sclerosis said that the information they received via the program increased their insight into their disease and treatment.
  • 82% of the users of a program concerning an authoritative cardiovascular medicine communicate that the smartphone application for patients’ follow-up at a distance is easy to use. They would also recommend it to other patients.

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