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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Despite a majority of health care providers believing mobile applications can help them better understand and manage patients’ medical conditions, only 15 percent are actually discussing these options with patients.
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.