By the year 2020, 551 million consumers are expected to make active use of mobile health apps – representing a $31 billion global market.1 This explosive growth in adoption of mobile health technology provides an unprecedented opportunity for hospitals to connect with consumers and extend their reach into the community – beyond the care setting.
Support for Patients at Every Stage in their Healthcare Journey
Today’s mobile apps have become increasingly user-friendly and provide a host of functionality and options for consumers of all ages and at varying stages in their healthcare journeys. Newer apps may integrate or interface with enterprise electronic health record (EHR) systems, and some are now certified under the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Meaningful Use incentive program. These next-generation mobile applications can help providers engage patients and better monitor and manage patient care by:
- Establishing two-way communication between patients and care teams
- Aggregating data to communicate patient progress
- Allowing providers to prescribe targeted educational materials
- Sending patient reminders about follow-up visits and preventive care
- Connecting patients with other patients undergoing similar treatment to provide emotional support and improve adherence to treatment plans
YourCareEverywhereTM is a health and wellness consumer engagement solution that activates patients and consumers in your community through digital and mobile programs. YourCareEverywhere offers tools and resources that encourage continuous engagement throughout the continuum of care and drive both new patient acquisition and retention.
The Condition Management App from YourCareEverywhereTM was created to assist providers in better managing their chronically ill population. Product features and functionality were built based on feedback from clinicians, physicians and patients managing chronic conditions. The solution links to the patient’s wellness devices, personal health record and self-entered data and allows patient and clinician to connect on a daily basis outside the walls of the care setting.
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1mHealth App Developer Economics 2016, Research2Guidance.