Heart Health Messages InterventionNicky Hitchin2023-06-05T16:08:50-05:00
Heart Health Messages Intervention
The Heart Health Messages Intervention is an automated program to provide ongoing guidance for and facilitate care engagement of your high-risk patients using tailored content delivered by mobile text messages. The first step to adopting this intervention is to work with your TN Heart Health Network Practice Facilitator to fill out the Function & Form Matrix and the Memo of Agreement.
Our heart health messages are delivered through texts and are based on evidence-based practice:
Nudge theory is a new behavioral economic concept which has been shown to influence the behavior and decision-making of patients by providing cues and timely reminders. It has been successfully used in areas of diabetes management, diet, physical activity, and medication adherence.
Our messages were developed by a pharmacist and behavioral specialists to incorporate the Self-Determination Theory, which supports the patient’s autonomy and provides motivation for change.
Our messages are tailored:
The Tennessee Population Health Data Network (TN-POPnet) is used to populate texts with the medications and conditions that are relevant to each participant.
Participants receive the opportunity to request different types of messages, such as educational or motivational ones.