Issue Briefs

Date of this Version

8-29-2012

Abstract

Information technology (IT) has fundamentally changed the way we work, bank, and communicate. Its impact on health care and health research, however, has been limited by the lack of a comprehensive infrastructure to connect patients, providers, and researchers. As we learn more about how to address the unhealthy behaviors that underlie many chronic conditions, researchers are seeking IT solutions to connect to patients in scalable ways. This Issue Brief describes the development and use of a new web-based IT platform, Way to Health, to deliver and evaluate behavioral interventions to improve health.

Document Type

Brief

Volume

17

Number

9

License

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Keywords

health behavior & communication, behavioral economics/behavior change, disease prevention/health promotion, payment & delivery, health it

View On LDI Website

http://ldi.upenn.edu/policy/issue-briefs/2012/08/29/on-the-way-to-health

 

Date Posted: 09 December 2016