Thursday, September 17, 2009

Mobile Tools and Applications Can Help Patients Better Manage Their Health

According to this article in iHealthBeat which features research from the California HealthCare Foundation, mobile tools and platforms can help chronic disease patients manage their health at home or at other places.

The author of the report, Jane Sarasohn-Kahn, offers guidance to healthcare providers that are looking to promote these health tools and applications. Jane mentions that these health applications should:
  • Allow input on a full range of patient health activities;
  • Consistently monitor patient health status;
  • Continuously adjust recommended health regimens based on health status;
  • Interpret patient data according to individual treatment goals;
  • Proactively communicate tailored health advice to the patient; and
  • Repeat these steps as needed.
Take some time to read this informative report it is worth the read.

To network with health plan and pharma professionals involved in medication and treatment compliance initiatives, join our LinkedIn group.

No comments: