HealthPrize was built specifically to keep people with lifelong chronic conditions take control of their treatment plans by using principles of gamification and behavioral economics. Here are just five ways HealthPrize enables lasting behavior change that improves adherence and reduces cost outcomes.
1. Clearly define goals.
Improving medication adherence is a lofty goal, and the best way to achieve it is to establish incremental steps along the way. HealthPrize’s team of product experts works with our partners from day one to develop a program with a clear definition of success, metrics to carefully track progress, and a thorough plan to reach the ultimate objective of better adherence.
2. Treat patients like people first.
Above all, patients are people, and HealthPrize treats them that way. We create positive and enriching experiences for patients, shifting the discussion away from the negative aspects of their disease toward a focus on developing healthy habits. Regular, timely prescription refills are just one way that patients can take control of their health, and HealthPrize helps them explore all their options for becoming a healthier person.
3. Use extrinsic motivation to help patients turn health into a habit.
People are notoriously bad at choosing long-term gain over short-term gratification, so HealthPrize utilizes extrinsic motivation to first turn health into a habit. Patients on our platform accumulate points for engaging with HealthPrize’s targeted educational content and behavioral triggers. These extrinsic motivators make it easier for patients to choose health in the future by gaining benefit in the present.
4. Give patients more than one reason to engage.
Every person has unique reasons for nonadherence, which means a successful adherence initiative needs to offer several means of enticing patient engagement. HealthPrize offers regular reminders, gamification mechanics, educational quizzes, and more, a potent combination that helps practically every kind of patient become more adherent.
5. Use strategies proven to work to improve patient adherence
There’s no need to reinvent the wheel to improve patient adherence. The tactics of gamification and the principles of behavioral economics have proven effective through innumerable tests and trials, and these form the foundation of the HealthPrize platform.
Bonus: Measure ongoing success.
When you partner with HealthPrize, there’s no need to wonder if your digital health initiative is working. Our platform verifies patients’ prescriptions in addition to capturing daily data about what they’re doing in the application. We can even help with reporting, analyzing, and presenting information on your program’s ROI.
There are dozens of ways to improve patient adherence, and HealthPrize collects the most effective tactics into a single, highly effective digital experience.