Transforming Health Care Through Evidence and Collaboration
Transforming Health Care Through Evidence and Collaboration


Chronic diseases touch one of every two U.S. adults and account for 86 percent of our nation’s health spending. This webinar explored strategies for preventing chronic diseases and consider the drivers of poor health.


Mobile Technology in Medicaid: Engaging Patients & Improving Access to Care

February 16, 2016 | 08:00 AM
09:30 AM ET

MobileTechNumberLiving in poverty can have serious health consequences. Lower-income Americans are at higher risk of developing chronic diseases, and providers report challenges ensuring compliance with treatment guidelines when their patients have limited resources. Yet a growing number of health care organizations are successfully using mobile technology to reach this population, reducing some of the hurdles imposed by lack of resources and engaging patients in their health. This webinar explored mobile health technology and its potential to improve care for Medicaid patients.

Speakers discussed the following:

  • Examples of how mobile technology is being used by Medicaid managed care plans, health care providers and states, and internationally
  • Strategies for improving care management through low-cost interventions such as text message reminders to take daily medications
  • An innovative program that’s deploying mobile devices in home-based care and out in the field to reach the homeless population
  • The potential for mobile technology to increase the productivity of the health care workforce


Donald Berwick
Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Erhardt Preitauer
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Jeff Schiff
Minnesota Department of Human Services
Vineet Singal

Presentation Slides

Keynote Address
Medicaid Managed Care Perspective
Transforming PRO Measurement in Medicaid

Additional Resources