Common mHealth Barriers to Adherence

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A new study on the effectiveness of mHealth’s ability to facilitate patient adherence to chronic disease management has recently been released, highlighting some interesting results that could help the industry improve as a whole in 2015.

Patient Centered Medical Homes and mHealth

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The PCMH model has been shown to reduce costs while improving quality of care and most benefits patients who suffer from multiple chronic illnesses and need closely monitored care from several different providers. We think mHealth technology like Smart Clinic is a great ally for this kind of model and have been keeping tabs on different trials around the country.

FDA Regulations and mHealth

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There have been a number of updates from the FDA already in 2015 – including draft guidance on the development of mHealth apps and other devices.

Is mHealth a Health IT Disruptor?

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One of the key aspects of Health IT that differs from other companies and industry is the absolute need for data security – especially of patient information. So convincing organizations to disrupt, or change their policies and procedures, is not an easy task.

Economist Survey on mHealth in 2020

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A new survey conducted by The Economist found that mHealth technology will have a tremendous impact on healthcare over the next five years, especially with respect to patient engagement and delivery of care.

A Patient’s Point of View: Why They Just Can’t Adhere to Procedure Prep Instructions

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It’s not that patients don’t want to adhere to your procedure prep instructions; most really do want to be engaged in their personal health care and serious medical procedures. However, even with your specific instructions, many patients still may run into roadblocks. From a patient’s point of view, the process leading up to their procedure can seem slow, confusing and fragmented. Many factors add to these negative feelings, muddying up the process and creating waste and discontent.

mHealth & Patient Engagement News

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Time to check-in on the news and trends impacting both patient engagement and the mHealth industry so far in 2015.

Patient Satisfaction and Value-Based Reimbursement

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Led by the CMS, the healthcare system is shifting away from its traditional fee-for-service reimbursement model towards a new, value-based system. This new model is being spearheaded by the CMS and will reward providers for establishing quality health outcomes and high patient satisfaction scores.