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Tuesday August 31, 2021  |  Kimberly Sanders, Pharm.D., Director Medication Management, Product Management at MEDHOST

Healthcare Must Engage Patients and Clinicians as They Manage the Rest of their Life

Healthcare Engage Patients Clinicians Manage Life EHR

The mobile phone has become the preferred way for most consumers to facilitate both personal and business interactions.

As a result, a massive increase in demand for mobile tools in healthcare to match other everyday experiences of both patients and their providers. According to a report from Grand View Research, the global mobile healthcare market, or mHealth, is expected to grow by 17.6 percent from 2021 to 2028.

Most of this growth is predicted to come from consumer mHealth solutions. However, mobile apps that allow physicians and other healthcare professionals to spend less time at workstations, and more time seeing patients, will have incredible value as care delivery creates more digital interactions.

A survey of physicians shows that 80 percent use mobile devices in their day-to-day practice. In another study of 186 physicians, more than half of the respondents agreed that mobile health apps and devices helped promote healthy lifestyles. They also agreed that mobile integrations allowing the user to upload data to an EHR providing updates on patient care would have the most significant value.

Meeting the Needs of Mobile Healthcare Environment

As part of MEDHOST’s mission to provide community hospitals with appropriate healthcare IT tools and resources, MEDHOST developed mobile apps designed for the fast pace of modern care. We recently added a new physician-facing mobile app to our existing suite of mobile solutions.

The catalog of MEDHOST mobile solutions includes MEDHOST Mobility YourCare EverywhereÒ and Support Groups, and most recently, MEDHOST® Mobility Physician.

Constant feedback from end-users working in various healthcare environments shapes each mobile solution’s design and development. Working with a diverse healthcare user group and external experts is crucial to achieving an application’s highest value and usability

MEDHOST Mobility YourCare Everywhere is designed to empower patients with mobile tools to manage their health data. Users have a customizable dashboard as a single hub for connecting, consolidating, and managing health data and CCDs from providers.

To ease the many burdens that come with managing chronic conditions, MEDHOST Mobility Support Groups offers both patients and their caregivers a private, safe, online environment to connect 24/7.  Managed by a hospital specialist, it leverages social interaction between patients with shared conditions. Support Groups also provide regularly updated content with helpful care guidelines and tips.

Other target features of YourCare Everywhere and Support Groups promote improving the patient-physician dynamic. Both mobile solutions support improved continuity of care, benefitting both patients and their providers. An extension of the healthcare experience, the YourCare® suite of mobile resources allows clinicians and healthcare consumers to access healthcare data and information from wherever they may be.

While YourCare Everywhere and Support Groups are focused on the patient experience, MEDHOST Mobility Physician targets physicians and their daily workflows.

This physician-facing app, scheduled to be released by the end of 2021, will offer physicians the flexibility they need to maintain patient care on the go. Core benefits of the platform include features that help ensure providers are receiving the most up-to-date patient data without having to return to a workstation or be present in a healthcare facility to access a patient’s chart.

One of the most powerful features of Mobility Physician will be the ability to communicate securely with colleagues via a HIPAA-secure messaging platform, which can fill current gaps in communication and minimize delays to patient care.

Learn More About MEDHOST Suite of mHealth Solutions

The MEDHOST suite of mobile solutions allows patients to play a more significant role in their care and provides physicians with the capabilities they need to practice with more freedom and mobility. Providing patients with greater access and giving providers the freedom to practice on their terms will strengthen the bridge between healthcare providers and patients and further support the continuity of care.

Want to learn more? Contact MEDHOST by phone at 1-800-383-6278 or by email at inquiries@medhost.com.

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