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+00:00October 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+00:00September 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+00:00August 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+00:00August 8th, 2018|1101, Healthcare, Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Modernize Perioperative Phases with the Help of Mobile Apps

The potential of digital health, or mHealth, is a popular topic right now. Conversations around how to leverage this technology often focus on the soft benefits rather than the real-dollar impact it can have on improving healthcare efficiency. One of the biggest opportunities lies in modernizing different perioperative phases that exist, from pre-op to post-op. While many first-generation digital healthcare strategies were focused on checking a box, this wave is part of [...]

By |2019-03-11T14:36:32+00:00May 25th, 2018|Healthcare, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Make Quality Improvement Projects More Effective with Mobile

As a healthcare leader, there are hundreds of QI projects to choose from, but choosing an effective method to initiate change is sometimes easier said than done. One important medium we see as crucial to the success of any project is utilizing something 95 percent of Americans own (and carry almost all the time): a smartphone. Whatever improvement project you have in mind for your healthcare organization - whether it be [...]

By |2018-06-05T14:15:38+00:00May 22nd, 2018|Healthcare, Uncategorized|0 Comments

How Providing an App Can Reduce Missed Appointments in Healthcare

Missed appointments are one of those not-so-obvious ways hospitals are losing money each year. The reported cost is an astonishing $150 billion dollars per year in missed revenue. When health systems let appointments remain unfilled, it's time to address these problems with a modern solution. Keeping patients connected throughout the care journey is a challenge we are constantly working with our hospital clients to improve, and starting with getting patients in the door (and on [...]

By |2018-03-29T14:48:17+00:00March 28th, 2018|Healthcare|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+00:00January 2nd, 2018|1101, Healthcare|0 Comments