Dr Christos Galanopoulos Outlines How Patient Engagement Can Lead to Behavior Modification

People who are engaged in their own healthcare can be taught their health risks and be more willing to modify their behavior, said Christos A. Galanopoulos, MD, MBA, MsC, FACS, adjunct professor of the Applied Innovation Center at the Desert Research Institute and co-director of the Renown Institute for Health Innovation at Renown Health.
Published Online: September 09, 2017


People who are engaged in their own healthcare can be taught their health risks and be more willing to modify their behavior, said Christos A. Galanopoulos, MD, MBA, MsC, FACS, adjunct professor of the Applied Innovation Center at the Desert Research Institute and co-director of the Renown Institute for Health Innovation at Renown Health.

Transcript (slightly modified)
How does a big initiative like the partnership between Renown Health, Desert Research Institute, and 23andMe change how a person might seek or receive care?
Several things pop out of this initial 10,000-person cohort—one was the interest.  So, when we talk about patient engagement—when we ask them to take their blood pressure medication, lose weight, stop smoking—it’s all about behavior and about how that physician or that health system activates that patient to do what they need to do to help them live a healthier lifestyle.  What we found by offering this test, is that there is incredible interest in people’s own health and that the difference between getting it for free versus paying for it made a big difference as well with regards to underserved populations, patients who would not have gone out and done the test on their own.  So, it’s about taking those people who are interested in what they are doing with regards to their health and helping them understand the risk factors.  As a clinical entity that Renown is, we are able to impact and inform these people of these genetic risks and health risks and hopefully modify their behavior to a healthier behavior which down the line will save money and make healthier populations. 


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