Healthcare is in the middle of a mobile revolution. Doctors are adopting mobile apps that make them more effective, and patients are taking to ones that give them more control over their healthcare. Here are 11 apps that stand out from the crowd.
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Accountable care is fast becoming a healthcare requirement, and patient education is an important part of any accountable care effort. Emmi Solutions has been providing patient engagement products for the last decade, and early this year it made all its Web-based products accessible on mobile devices. Physicians can recommend information for patients, and patients can access that information on their iPads, iPhones, and Android devices, explains Emmi Solutions CEO Devin Gross.
Physicians can use Emmi's products to follow up with patients after office visits, providing information on preventative or treatment options and help with medical decisions. Patients can view or read the material when and where they want to.
About 10% of people currently use Emmi products through mobile devices, Gross says, but he expects that number to increase.
InformationWeek Elite 100Our data shows these innovators using digital technology in two key areas: providing better products and cutting costs. Almost half of them expect to introduce a new IT-led product this year, and 46% are using technology to make business processes more efficient.
The UC Infrastructure TrapWorries about subpar networks tanking unified communications programs could be valid: Thirty-one percent of respondents have rolled capabilities out to less than 10% of users vs. 21% delivering UC to 76% or more. Is low uptake a result of strained infrastructures delivering poor performance?
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