Dr. Melissa Welch to Share How Your Patient Engagement Strategy Can Close the Health Equity Gap

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Health disparities regarding gender, geography, socioeconomic status, race and ethnicity, and other factors continue to plague the US Healthcare system. While the inequities can be challenging to address, digital communication pathways can be a promising tool.

On Wednesday, April 19th, at the Patient Engagement 365 Specialty Pavilion, Health Catalyst Chief Medical Officer Dr. Melissa Welch, MPH will share how a holistic patient engagement strategy can help close health equity gaps when technology is used in health systems to bridge disparities in care.

Through personalized, step-by-step communication and guidance offered through Twistle™ by Health Catalyst, the following prominent healthcare organizations were able to advance health equity for their organizations by reducing readmissions and addressing health literacy.

  • Patient engagement technology enabled ChristianaCare to address maternal morbidity and mortality and reduce postpartum hypertension readmission rates.
  • Ernest Health used patient engagement technology to reduce unnecessary readmissions post-discharge: staff learned why their patients were readmitted and how they were recovering at home.
  • Indiana University Health was able to extend the impact of their clinical staff, as their patient engagement technology communicated with patients in a meaningful, tailored, and consistent way.

Dr. Welch will share the details of the work done by ChristianaCare, Ernest Health, and Indiana University Health and highlight strategies where patient engagement technology effectively addresses health equity care gaps.

Are you attending HIMSS23? Be sure to visit Health Catalyst at Booth #2812 and the patient engagement 365 pavilion at Kiosk #8300-05.

Health Catalyst is proud to be your partner for proven outcomes. Visit our HIMSS site to learn about the opportunities to connect with us at the show or email our Events team at events@healthcatalyst.com. See you in Chicago!

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