Doctors are required by law to allow patients to view, download and transmit data and that new reality is giving rise to many hesitations. Here’s a look at pressing issues to understand before proceeding. Meaningful use and more recently the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) rules call for doctors to enable patients to view, download and transmit … Read More
About 40 percent of doctors surveyed say they recommend mHealth devices and apps, but only about 5 percent of patients say they’re getting that advice. Who’s to blame? Doctors and patients apparently have different views on the value of mHealth. A new survey conducted by Nielsen on behalf of the Council of Accountable Physician Practices (CAPP) finds that, at most, … Read More
Smart Clinic founder and CEO Dr. Paul Berggreen discussed Smart Clinic in the October 2014 issue of Outpatient Surgery Magazine. Read the full article.
Smart Clinic recently announced it has signed a software marketing and distribution agreement with the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG). Through this agreement, ACG will market Smart Clinic’s innovative mobile health (mHealth) application for distribution to its current members worldwide, at a significantly discounted rate on both the ongoing monthly fee and one-time set up fee.
Smart Clinic recently released version 2.0 of its physician-conceived HIPAA-compliant mHealth application, which enhances patient engagement, communication and compliance while cutting office overhead. The latest version of the app equips Smart Clinic with new, more advanced, personalized features.
Continued Improved Outcomes of Smart Phone Application Assisted Bowel Preparation for Colonoscopy
A new smartphone application can help to improve the quality of bowel preparation prior to colonoscopy, according to a group of clinicians who developed the application and presented the findings at the 2013 Digestive Disease Week (DDW) meeting.
Paul J. Berggreen, MD A 2012 report by The Pew Research Center finds that adults near and above age 50 have contributed to a national shift in ownership from more basic mobile phones to advanced smartphones within the overall adult population. The rapidity of this change is reflected in data captured over about a year. In 2012, 44 percent of … Read More
Getting a colonoscopy? There’s an app for that A group of physicians in Phoenix decided that people undergoing a colonoscopy could really use the help of an app. Not only is preparing for a colonoscopy unpleasant, it’s also a confusing, multi-day process. Patients must take many steps to prepare in the days leading up to the test, which screens for … Read More
Innovation for healthy outcomes presented at DDW® 2013 The use of a smartphone application significantly improves patients’ preparation for a colonoscopy, according to new research presented today at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW). The preparation process, which begins days in advance of the procedure, includes dietary restrictions and requires specific bowel preparation medication to be taken at strict intervals. The better … Read More