Tell your grandmother she’s got a new visitor coming into her home. This companion will visit frequently each day, telling her how to live, asking a lot of prying questions, and tattling to her doctor. This new friend’s name… is Motiva:
“Nearly everyone has a TV and Motiva transforms this common household device into a whole new way for nurses to educate, motivate and communicate with their patients. Equally important, Motiva lets clinicians continuously track each patient’s level of knowledge, motivation and confidence to achieve specific health goals related to his or her chronic condition. It’s a powerful combination designed to help organizations address both quality of life and cost of quality care.”
It’s apparently very easy to use, even among the target audience of elderly folks. Here’s how it exerts its influence:
For every patient, Motiva monitors ongoing health status, usage patterns and regularly queries patients about changes in their knowledge, motivation and confidence levels – insights nurses can use to adapt care plans and gauge impact on long-term behavior…
…To help patients achieve their health goals, healthcare organizations use Motiva to deliver care plans directly to patients at home. It’s as if patients each have a personal coach educating and motivating them to make lifestyle modifications that can lead to long-term behavior change. Patients spend a few minutes each day at their convenience interacting with Motiva, making it a natural and helpful part of their regular routines.
Each care plan includes personalized messages, reminders, health tips, health status surveys and feedback, as well as video clips designed to educate the patient and quizzes to test comprehension. With Motiva, patients interact with their healthcare provider daily as they progress through the care plan content, supporting a stronger personal relationship between patient and provider that is intended to deepen the commitment to improving self-care.
Wow. Motiva can either be a powerful ally in health education and medication compliance, or a nightmarish Big Brother figure. For instance, through vitals monitoring using Motiva’s bluetooth-enabled sensors, and round-the-clock questioning, Motiva could figure out that grandma’s confidence level hits a low around 3 PM… Maybe Motiva could use that information to time its intervention against those cordials grandma enjoys (they sent her heart racing at noon).
And hey, maybe Motiva could sell this info to advertisers, even the government, who could arrange their afternoon programming to take advantage of grandma’s fondness for home shopping and voting for medicare.
It’s a tradeoff, to be sure, but one must consider these things when inviting someone new into the home. At least Motiva seems really interested in Grandma’s well-being.
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