Need to Reduce No-Shows and Cancelled Surgeries? Consider This.

Same-day surgery cancellations may be costing your hospital millions annually. According to a Tulane Study, the New Orleans Medical Center experienced 327 same day surgery cancellations in 2009 alone - or about 7% of their total overall surgeries - leading to over $1 million dollars in lost revenue. The good news is there are several ways to help prevent some of these same-day cancellations from happening in the first place by giving patients [...]

By |2018-10-24T19:02:55-04:00October 1st, 2018|1101, Healthcare, Uncategorized|0 Comments

9 Practical Ways to Improve Health Literacy Among Patients

How can patients make the best decision possible when a situation arises? Health literacy, or having the right information top-of mind is the place to start. According to a NAAL study  35 percent of all patients have basic or below basic health literacy, which equates to about 77 million U.S. adults. To help address patient literacy problems over time, here are nine effective techniques that you can implement: 1. Make information more readily [...]

By |2018-09-19T16:18:26-04:00September 5th, 2018|1101, Healthcare, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Reshaping traditional healthcare:
Five ways mobile can deliver a more engaged patient experience

At MobileSmith, we understand that in this ever-connected, technologically driven world, healthcare consumers demand the same experience as they would when booking a ride to the airport or reserving a table at their favorite restaurant. That’s why we’re dedicated to helping our clients engage with their patients at a time and place of their choosing – a personal mobile device. This growing need for healthcare providers to meet consumer demands is [...]

By |2018-08-17T16:52:31-04:00August 16th, 2018|1101, Healthcare, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Smart Solution to Optimizing Patient Flow – Have You Tried This?

Patient flow is defined as "the ability of a healthcare system to serve patients quickly and efficiently as they move through stages of care" according to NEJM. But as you know, serving patients efficiently in the current healthcare delivery model is easier said than done. To accomplish this ask, health systems must find new ways to change the entire patient journey for the better, in ways that make it possible to [...]

By |2018-08-08T18:09:28-04:00August 8th, 2018|1101, Healthcare, Uncategorized|0 Comments

3 Reasons to Have a Hospital Service Line Marketing Strategy

Hospitals across the country are trying to find ways to improve the patient experience, in service lines like bariatrics to maternity. Traditional marketing strategies for hospitals have been rather broad, typically involving a single mobile app, website, or social presence as a means for communication. The question becomes how do you market to various patients groups, and what are the benefits? In this blog, I'll share 3 reasons why your health system should have [...]

By |2018-03-01T20:41:52-05:00March 1st, 2018|1101, Blog|0 Comments

Support for Android 8.x Operating System

In our latest release, we have included official support for Android 8.x operating system.  This includes fixing a proximity display issue when using a Flex List of Locations.  If you want this fix to be included in your build, you will need to do a new submission to the stores. Please note that we now officially support Android 7.x and 8.x.  During our testing, we noticed that Android 6.x continues to work but is no [...]

By |2018-01-22T21:47:52-05:00January 22nd, 2018|1101|0 Comments

3 Ways Mobile Apps Can Improve Patient Satisfaction Scores

With more and more hospitals beginning to launch mobile apps within the past few years, you may be wondering: are they actually being used to improve metrics like patient satisfaction scores? One trend we've noticed at MobileSmith is that hospitals are moving away from the one-app-fits-all model, to providing apps that are more helpful for patients to actually use. When branded mobile apps became more common in hospitals around 2013, many providers launched a [...]

By |2018-02-07T18:02:43-05:00January 2nd, 2018|1101, Healthcare|0 Comments

***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 |2017-11-15T21:01:21-05:00November 15th, 2017|1101|0 Comments