Tailored information — information made relevant and interesting to patients — changes patient behavior. Imagine patients who follow doctors’ recommendations on taking their medications, diet, and exercise. Imagine improved outcomes and reduced costs. Tailored information.
We have created computer-delivered interventions to improve treatment adherence. Improved adherence = better patients outcomes = reduced costs.
Health literacy is a person’s ability to find and use health information. We have created a new way to evaluate how well someone can do this, and can give them the information they need at a level and in a form they can understand and use.
No one ever explained this to me before! Now I understand how my medications work and how to take them.Research Participant