Will Patients Use a Health-Related Smartphone App?

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Nearly 60 percent of your patients would use a health-related app and believe it would help them better manage their health in partnership with their physicians, according to Dr. Zia’s research recently published in Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology.

Improving Quality & Outcomes with mHealth Technologies

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As healthcare organizations become more focused on exceeding quality of care metrics, many are turning to mHealth solutions like mobile apps to help both patients and staff to reach quality goals and save lives.

Patient Engagement: An Overview from the Trenches

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We believe quality of care can be defined via positive health outcomes and improved patient engagement and satisfaction. In a system more heavily focused on quality patient care, technology companies like ours are developing more and more tools to help people take better care of their health.

Keeping Pace: How Technology Will Influence Changes in Healthcare

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As healthcare moves to a value-based model, physicians will need a complete understanding of a patient’s health. This will involve creating technologies that empower patients to maintain and distribute data from a multitude of different sources including physician messages, insurance claims, pharmacy data, laboratory and imaging results and patient-generated information.

Patient Engagement and mHealth at 2015 gMed Summit

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This June, Smart Clinic was excited to participate in the 2015 gMed Summit in Fort Lauderdale, FL. More than 300 GI physicians, nurses, administrators, office and IT staff from all over the country gathered to discuss topics including regulatory changes, ICD-10 preparation, patient engagement, quality reporting, service delivery, practice management and EHR utilization.

mHealth masters: A call for EHR providers to catch up

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mHealth masters: A call for EHR providers to catch up – As doctors, we are using the same communication methods with our patients that we were using 30 years ago – pieces of paper and verbal instruction. If we want better compliance from our patients, we have to come up with better tools for them to use. mHealth is an important tool.

HIMSS 2015 Round-Up

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Last week was the annual HIMSS Conference in Chicago – which saw over 40,000 attendees this year (up from just over 5,000 last year). It’s definitely the biggest Health IT even of the year and we’ve put together the following recap of headlines from our favorite online sources:

Four Ways to Measure Patient Compliance

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How do you measure patient compliance in your practice? Paper surveys? Phone calls? SMS? Smartphone applications? These days it seems there are countless options – but what does it mean for them to be successful?

Healthcare and Smartphones

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We all know that smartphone adoption is on the rise throughout the world – especially in healthcare. In fact, 70% of adults in the United States currently own a smartphone. And many of them also own a tablet or similar mobile device, which also run smartphone OS like iOS and Android.