Entries by Tryggvi Thorgeirsson

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Hospital Impact—Behavioral economics and big data may improve health and reduce healthcare costs

Organizations that want to reduce healthcare costs must first identify those drivers that are preventable and then determine the optimal path to avoid them. For lifestyle-related diseases like Type 2 diabetes, health promotion and lifestyle change programs present a real opportunity to lower healthcare costs while improving people’s health outcomes and care experience—all goals of […]

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Gamified technology brings new life to disease management

Doctors have all had the lifestyle change talk, probably thousands of times. We’re treating a patient with a lifestyle disease – obesity, hypertension, prediabetes. We assess the patient, evaluate treatment options and recommend a plan of care. Typically, this guidance amounts to better diet, more physical activity and less stress. It’s a completely rational course […]