Are Mobile Apps the Key to Reducing Hospital Readmissions?

May 19, 2011 No Comments

SOURCE:  Hospital Impact

One of the major goals of health reform and accountable care is to reduce hospital readmissions–and mobile apps have the potential to make this happen.

Is this an overstatement? I don’t think so.

Mobile apps give people the tools to work with their caregivers to manage chronic health conditions such as diabetes and congestive heart failure. That way, clinicians can monitor patients’ vital signs in their homes so potential problems can be identified earlier, before they become life-threatening.

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