In an article yesterday from Healthcare IT News, author Sherree Geyer explains how using mobile apps can help cut costs for hospitals by reducing readmissions. Using these apps can help keep patients away from hospitals or doctors' offices, which is also beneficial to the patient.
Some readmissions are necessary, but according to Cynthia Deyling, Chief Quality Officer at Cleveland Clinic, it's important to focus on"reducing preventable readmissions through improved patient education, follow up, communication and care coordination". Smartphones and mobile apps will play a huge role in this.
According to a 2014 study from the Mayo Clinic, patients who used smartphone apps to record their weight and blood pressure while participating in cardiac rehab, lowered cardiovasvular risk factors and readmissions. There are also apps in development that will attract patients by allowing them to schedule appointments, develop wellness programs, and access clinic resources.
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