As more consumers start using mobile apps to manage health conditions, it’s become increasingly important for providers to be educated on what’s out there, says Dr. John Halamka, who breaks down some of the top offerings.
The key to improving medication adherence isn’t in creating another mobile app, but in taking the time to speak with patients and get to the root of the noncompliance, says Dr. John Halamka.
Although a certain level of cynicism can be healthy — especially when it comes to solutions that may have been oversold — now is the time for optimism, according to a pair of health IT veterans.
Patients and their families shouldn’t have to move mountains and pray for miracles to access medical records or request a referral. But unfortunately, it’s precisely what needs to happen, according to one parent.
If implemented properly, care management programs can help improve quality and reduce costs. But if they’re forced on providers too quickly, they can have quite the opposite effect, says Dr. John Halamka.