How to Use Apps to Improve Patient Outcomes

How to Use Apps to Improve Patient Outcomes

Posted Dec 15, 2020 from

According to a 2016 study in Health Affairs, there were 165,000 mobile health apps available in Apple and Google digital storefronts. In the four years since that study was conducted, that number has only grown. According to IQVIA, over 200 health apps are added each day.

With a seemingly endless supply of possibilities to choose from, choosing one for patients can be daunting.

Crotty says that when creating a framework for deciding which apps to fold into practice, keep in mind what goals there are for the app. Some apps are aimed solely at the patient, while some share information directly with the physician without the patient’s involvement. Complicating matters more, Crotty says some apps are a hybrid of the two.

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