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***Action Required: Determine Whether Your Apps are Primarily Child-Detected (Google Play)

An Important message from Google: Hello Google Play Developer, Earlier this year, we introduced a Primarily Child-Directed Declaration policy that requires all developers to declare whether their apps are primarily directed to children under the age of 13 as defined by the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Action required: Make sure to declare whether your apps areprimarily child-directed. You can follow these steps to complete the Primarily Child-Directed Declaration: Sign in to your Play Console. Select an app. On the [...]

By | 2017-11-15T21:01:21+00:00 November 15th, 2017|1101|0 Comments

3 Effective Strategies to Reduce Business Costs with Mobile Apps

In desperate need to reduce business costs at your organization or need ways to become more efficient? How much money is wasted or unaccounted for? As an example, research by Buyer's Labratory found that nearly 90 percent of companies don't even track printing costs. You also may be spending lots of money on customer acquisition or retention in the form of pamphlets, coupons, or other collateral to attract or retain patients or customers. If you [...]

By | 2017-11-08T16:11:50+00:00 October 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

***Scheduled Routine Maintenance – Saturday, September 23rd from 8-9AM EDT

Routine maintenance on the MobileSmith Platform is scheduled for Saturday, Sept 23rd from 8am-9am EST. Apps currently in the app stores or installed on phones will not be affected, including Enterprise apps, with the exception of photo uploads. The platform login will be unavailable during this time, as will downloading test or Enterprise apps and uploading photos within any app.

By | 2017-09-26T13:12:50+00:00 September 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Encourage Patient Activation in a High Tech World

Even in the rapidy-evolving healthcare industry, patient activation is a relatively new concept, but why does it matter and how can it help your hospital?  It simple terms, it's a measure that describes the role that patient education has on improving health outcomes.  A way to measure a person's level of activation, called the Patient Activation Measure (PAM), began at the University of Oregon as the result of a study by professor Judith Hibbard.  In [...]

By | 2017-09-20T19:19:50+00:00 August 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Impact of the iPhone: Happy 10 Years!

The iPhone began a smartphone revolution when it was revealed 10 years ago. Steve Jobs’ vision for the iPhone was "a widescreen iPod with touch controls, a revolutionary mobile phone, and a breakthrough internet communications device." Revolutionary it was, in more ways than Jobs himself could have anticipated—the iPhone today has transformed the way we communicate, interact, get information, and connect with the world. It has created industries and charted the rise and fall [...]

By | 2017-09-20T19:21:18+00:00 July 11th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

When Should Your Service Line Have Its Own App?

Does your service line have its own app? How about your surgical procedures? What? I never thought of that before….why would someone download an app for a tonsillectomy or knee replacement surgery? I’ve interacted with hundreds of hospitals and health systems over the last few years and have been underwhelmed with how they have approached mobile. The typical view is to create the “General Hospital App” and provide patients access to their health record [...]

By | 2017-05-19T20:36:27+00:00 May 18th, 2017|1101, Blog, Bob's Blog|0 Comments

4 Digital Strategies to Attract More Patients to your Hospital

As a healthcare marketer, attracting patients is a task that's easier said than done.  Executing successful campaigns is one thing, but do you have a modern strategy to compete? Only one in four hospitals have a documented content marketing strategy according to Healthcare Insight. Many like Rafael Lugo, a general surgeon from Houston,  say digital marketing is no longer optional for hospitals looking to attract more patients.  Considering the progress being made in other industries, it's [...]

By | 2017-04-13T15:25:27+00:00 April 13th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments