VIDEO: South Shore Hospital Boosts HCAHPS Scores and Drives Patient Engagement with Maternity App

South Shore Hospital delivers more than 3,200 babies annually through relationships with four private practices. In an effort to create a cohesive culture between the facilities, South Shore Hospital decided to standardize expectant and new mother information through a comprehensive and user-friendly mobile app. Developed using MobileSmith Health’s Encounter Blueprints, South Shore Hospital’s Babies App provides patients with real-time information throughout their pregnancy, delivery and postpartum care. Patients now use the app to maintain [...]

By |2019-08-29T15:12:49+00:00August 28th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Whatever Your App Needs, MobileSmith Health Has You Covered

Healthcare adoption of technology generally lags other industries, leaving the adoption of healthcare apps still in its early stages. But more healthcare employers, providers and health systems are recognizing the importance of healthcare apps to build loyalty, retain patients within their health ecosystems, increase patient satisfaction and lower costs. The continuing maturation of EMRs also brings new opportunities at tighter integration, with secure, HIPAA-compliant read/write capabilities possible between apps and the EMR. App adoption [...]

By |2019-07-12T15:35:21+00:00June 17th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Payer Market Mobilization – By The Numbers

With more than 330 million Americans – 75% of the United States population – receiving their health insurance from a self-insured provider, payers are naturally more interested in both managing and improving health care costs. That’s why we at MobileSmith Health believe a  partnership between the broker community and self-insured companies would assist in providing first rate health care, while driving down administrative costs by addressing issues locally.In the following video, our CEO and Chairman [...]

By |2019-07-19T16:41:06+00:00May 31st, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

What are your Health Priorities?

By Randy Tomlin, CEO and Chairman of MobileSmith Health From advances in mobile apps and telehealth platforms, to artificial intelligence, pharmaceutical care and the clinician burnout epidemic, Becker's Hospital Review Health IT + Clinical Leadership + Pharmacy Conference 2019 will cover it all. The C-suite executive attendees flocking to this week’s event will be looking to better understand where the industry is heading and hear how best practices from post-transformation industries can help them [...]

By |2019-07-12T15:28:04+00:00April 29th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

University of Maryland Medical Center Leverages Apps to Save $1.8 Million

With over one-third of all U.S. patients referred to a specialist every year, specialty care providers (SCPs) play a significant role in the American healthcare system. However, a gap in information sharing between providers often leads to expensive and unnecessary care, potential medical errors, and repeated medical tests. This can lead to a frustrating experience for patients, wasted time for providers, and an unnecessary expense for payers. In the following video, shot on site [...]

By |2019-07-12T15:28:56+00:00April 22nd, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

7 Modern Strategies to Improve Medication Adherence

The estimated cost of medication non-adherence is 290 billion dollars per year in the United States alone, according to a report by CVS Health. Keeping patients healthy when on prescription medication can be challenging when non-adherence is at play, and there really is no one-size-fits-all solution. However, there are some strategies have been shown to help address underlying factors, like forgetting to refill prescriptions to other factors like cost. In this blog, I'll break [...]

By |2019-03-01T18:27:56+00:00February 21st, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

3 Reasons to Invest in Apps as a Health Insurance Payer

The lack of clarity into a patient's current healthcare benefits like deductibles, services used, and out-of-pocket maximums can be confusing to say the least. Speaking from experience, receiving up-to-date information on where I currently stand is many times not an easy process to say the least. It usually consists of weeding through paper statements sent to me in the mail, struggling to log into a mobile app that's not great, and is double checking [...]

By |2019-01-30T20:06:57+00:00January 4th, 2019|Blog, 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+00:00March 1st, 2018|1101, Blog|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+00:00July 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+00:00May 18th, 2017|1101, Blog, Bob's Blog|0 Comments