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.

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