mHealth’s role in improving chronic care

Chronically ill patients oftentimes are the focus of mobile health efforts by both providers and vendors. Diabetes and hypertension management, for instance, are the primary goals of ongoing mHealth efforts at Scripps Health. What’s more, Mayo Clinic research has found that cardiac patients who used a smartphone app enabling them to record rehabilitation activities and monitor vital signs were less likely to be readmitted to the hospital. In this discussion, you’ll hear from providers about how they’re taking advantage of cutting edge mobile platforms to improve care for their chronic patients.