Using Mobile Technology To Enhance Care
Using Mobile Technology To Enhance Care Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Mobile technology is increasingly being used to enhance care and support improvements in patient care processes.
The featured Innovations describe three initiatives that used mobile technology in various ways to improve care management. The programs include one that designed tablet-based software for home visits and care coordination to reduce read missions, another that coupled care management with text messaging to improve adherence among patients with diabetes, and an electronic case management system accessed via mobile device that improved field nurses’ ability to serve at-risk families.
The featured QualityTools include a Web site for providers with toolkits and resources on using technology to assist care coordination, a mobile-accessible tool designed to help primary care clinicians identify appropriate preventive services, a Web site that provides guidance on the adoption of mobile technology in health care, and a mobile health program that delivers personalized text messages to help individuals improve and manage their health.
- Technology-Enabled Reengineering of Referral Intake Process and Case Management System Significantly Improves Field Nurses' Ability To Serve At-Risk Families
- Community-Based Health Coaches and Care Coordinators Reduce Readmissions Using Information Technology To Identify and Support At-Risk Medicare Patients After Discharge
- Daily Text Messages and Nurse Followup Improve Self-Management Behaviors in Patients with Diabetes, Leading to Better Glycemic Control and Lower Costs
Also in This Issue:
- Revamped Processes and Systems Enhance Access to High-Quality Interpretation Services for Patients With Limited English Proficiency
- Information Technology-Facilitated Identification of At-Risk Primary Care Patients Combined With In-Office Automated Measurement Significantly Reduces Undiagnosed Hypertension