hospital apps

By Jonah Comstock September 13, 2016
As the Chief Experience Officer at the Cleveland Clinic, you might expect Adrienne Boissy to be a champion for the health system's many mobile apps. But, at the Pop Health Forum in Chicago this week, Boissy took a different tack, arguing that apps by themselves are not a strategy, and can get in the way of a positive patient experience if they're not deployed smartly. "I just learned the...
By Aditi Pai January 7, 2016
The New York-Presbyterian Hospital has announced the launch of a new app, called NewYork-Presbyterian, that is designed to improve a patient’s access to the hospital as well as communication between the hospital and patients. “There are a lot of apps out there and there are a lot of healthcare apps, but I think it’s very confusing to the end user, to the patient,” NYP Chief Innovation Officer...
By Aditi Pai January 6, 2016
Although 66 percent of the largest 100 US hospitals have consumer-facing mobile apps, and 38 percent of those have developed proprietary apps for their patients, a mere 2 percent of patients at those 66 hospitals are using apps provided to them, according to an Accenture report. For this report, Accenture used data from a variety of sources, including Accenture 2014 Global Consumer Pulse Research...
By Jonah Comstock March 17, 2015
The Project Emerge app at Johns Hopkins. As hospitals bring remote patient monitoring and connected apps into their intensive care units, they're finding opportunities to not just increase efficiency of care, but also to improve the experience of being in or of having a family member in the ICU, according to a new report in the Wall Street Journal. The WSJ article focuses on three different...
By Brian Dolan March 25, 2014
Keep Spriggy Safe While mobile health has been a prominent topic for healthcare providers for the past few years, healthcare is still behind other industries when it comes to leveraging mobile to better engage with customers or patients. According to a recent survey of 2,300 chief information officers (CIOs) at US companies -- not just healthcare ones, all types -- 70 percent said they had...
By Brian Dolan February 14, 2014
Based on an exhaustive search of Apple’s AppStore and the Google Play store in September 2013, MobiHealthNews found 205 apps that were “hospital-branded” and intended for use by consumers or patients. By that we mean simply that the hospital has put its name on these apps. For this special MobiHealthNews In-Depth we are publicly sharing for the first time the topline findings from our report. If...
By MHN Staff September 26, 2013
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By Brian Dolan September 20, 2013
One trend that emerged while researching MobiHealthNews' most recent report, 205 Hospital-branded apps for patients, was that children's hospitals are far and away the most creative and ambitious of healthcare providers in the United States using mobile apps for patient engagement. Of the more than 200 apps now available in appstores from hospitals for patients, about 17 percent come from a...
By Brian Dolan September 19, 2013
It's been about four years since healthcare providers began to seriously consider mobile applications as a new channel for communicating with their patients. In that time hospitals have experimented with many app-enabled patient engagement pilots, and some -- mostly quietly -- launched patient-facing apps. Over the course of the past few months MobiHealthNews has been scouring the Apple and...
By Aditi Pai August 12, 2013
An example of an app that Novarus Healthcare previously developed. Wake Forest Innovations, the commercialization arm of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, and Charlotte, North Carolina-based Novarus Healthcare signed a collaboration agreement to develop mobile apps. The partnership also includes a deal to collaborate on and commercialize the apps created. As it is still early in the...