Designing for behavior as the critical path for patient engagement

Forget about features, design behaviors. Tying strategic behavior design to engagement outcomes will lead to more pratical and digitally relevant solutions, writes behavioral scientist Steph Habif in a conversation piece on the website of Prescribe Design.

Companies outside of healthcare, like Opower and HelloWallet, are doing this very well. Digital health companies doing behavior design are starting to publish efficacy outcomes (like Mango Health, Omada Health, Spire, and Healthvana), Even the NIH encourages technology development be guided by both evidence-based behavioral strategies and user-centered design principles.