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

Good News / Bad News

I really appreciated the recent post in mHealthIntelligence about the Top 10 Healthcare Apps for Hospitals.   Having been in the Hospital Apps business for 5 years, it is really GOOD NEWS to see that Meaningful Use guidelines have been a driving force toward consumerization of healthcare.  Two years ago when Strategy and Business published the article What Consumers Most Want from Health Insurers’ Technology, many of the app features were deceptively simple – obvious that consumers would want it, [...]

By | 2018-08-23T19:56:24+00:00 July 14th, 2018|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 [...]

By | 2018-08-21T17:48:50+00:00 May 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+00:00 May 22nd, 2018|Healthcare, Uncategorized|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

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