Prehistoric Patient Engagement
Emmi Solutions is a patient engagement company, but their more than ten years in the business sets them apart from most other companies in the same realm at HIMSS13. When Emmi began, physicians didn’t have a financial incentive to invest in their patients’ outcomes, so Emmi first tried to appeal to doctors’ concerns about medical malpractice. It developed education programs for patients to watch before a surgery in order to avoid preventable problems during. Emmi CTO David Pearah describes how the company’s approach has evolved since Accountable Care Organizations have changed physicians’ priorities.