Author Archives: Michael Scranton

About Michael Scranton

As Director of Business Development, Michael is passionate about helping healthcare systems successfully transition to value-based care.

How do top healthcare mobile apps measure up? – You might be surprised.

Apps for Healthcare Scorecard

Patient apps still lagging in features, functionality, and usability. Mobile technologies are a greater and greater part of the everyday life of patients. They rely on mobile apps for transportation, banking, shopping, and even ordering groceries or a coffee. However, healthcare providers have only started to offer patient apps to deliver convenient access to digital services. While the number of providers offering mobile applications has grown significantly over the last few years, patient adoption continues to lag. The …

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Medical Web Experts to Exhibit at HIMSS 2018; Showcasing Portal & mHealth App Solutions

HIMSS 2018

mHealth app developer and web development company Medical Web Experts will be exhibiting at HIMSS 2018 in Las Vegas from March 5-9. DALLAS, TX – Medical Web Experts, a leading provider of healthcare web development, mhealth app development, custom portals, and HIPAA-compliant IT solutions for the medical industry, will be exhibiting at the HIMSS 2018 conference from March 5-9 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  In addition to their custom development services, Medical Web Experts will also be showcasing their …

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Annual Check-up: mHealth Apps are Still in Critical Condition – Part V: Summary Report of Health System App Development Progress

mHealth App

In Parts I, II, III and IV of this series, we evaluated the current state of health system app development and found that it is still very far behind where it should be.   Health System apps being released are still sub-par In Part I, we outlined the findings of the 2015 studies done by Accenture and IMS on the state of digital health: mhealth apps lacked relevant features for patients. They were also found to be behind …

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Annual Check-up: mHealth Apps are Still in Critical Condition – Part IV: Core Features Are Still Missing from mHealth Apps for Hospitals and Health Systems

After reviewing the branded mHealth apps listed in Part I of this series, we were surprised to find that, two years after Accenture released its report on Digital Health and the features requested in an app for hospitals, mHealth app features still fail to deliver on the core functionalities patients are coming to expect in an app. These features include: Access to electronic medical records Appointment scheduling and changes Prescription refills Those apps that do provide these features only …

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Annual Check-up: mHealth Apps are Still in Critical Condition – Part III: Misleading Functionality Descriptions in App Stores

In Part II of this series, Limited Functionality for mHealth App Features, we described the different types of functionalities implemented in the mHealth apps assessed and found that significant shortcomings still exist in the mHealth app development market. After downloading the apps and analyzing them, it became clear that the functionalities promoted in the app descriptions – whether in iOS or Google Play – are treated equally whether the feature is delivered in the app, linked out to a …

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Why Most Healthcare Apps Fail (But Yours Doesn’t Have to)

Doctor considering Hospital Mobile App development

Only 11% of healthcare apps offer at least 1 of the 3 functionalities patients want most. Pick up the cell phone of any of your friends or family members — or even your own — and you have nearly a 60% chance of finding at least one healthcare app. Mobile device apps have taken consumer-driven economics to an entirely new level, giving a new level of autonomy to individual consumers. In the wellness space, mHealth applications have grown …

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Annual Check-up: mHealth Apps are Still in Critical Condition – Part II: Limited Functionality for mHealth App Features

For background on the mHealth app study, and the utilization of apps in hospitals and health systems , please be sure to read Part I of this series: Healthcare App Development Market is Not Meeting Patient Needs. Why Hasn’t Hospital App Development Been Able to Overcome this Major Hurdle? Perhaps one of the most important findings from our research is that similar functionalities can vary greatly from one health system to the next; hospital app development is not …

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Annual Check-up: mHealth Apps are Still in Critical Condition – Part I: Healthcare App Development Market is Not Meeting Patient Needs

Person holds mHealth on Smartphone in their hand

Despite a booming healthcare app development industry, the apps being released are still sub-par. As early as 2014, industry research leaders like Deloitte, Frost & Sullivan and Accenture were heralding the benefits and high growth rate of the nascent mobile healthcare app development market. The growing global access to data networks and low-cost smart devices provided a unique opportunity to capitalize on more direct access to patients and further enable providers at the point-of-care. Michael Scranton As Director …

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Which mHealth Technology Should You Choose? Read Our Free Guide

Mobile technology is becoming an essential tool for healthcare providers and their patients. If your healthcare organization is looking to invest, it’s important to consider how the technology you choose will impact cost, ROI, and the quality of the end product. Download the Free Guide Here. Michael Scranton As Director of Business Development, Michael is passionate about helping healthcare systems successfully transition to value-based care. https://www.medicalwebexperts.com

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mHealth in the Time of MACRA

In a recent PwC report on the top healthcare issues for 2017, unsurprisingly, the impact of MACRA on value-based payment models made the list. Many provider networks have taken the last several years to focus on up-side risk sharing while expanding their network reach in both size and scope. However, as providers enter the first performance year of MACRA, the push towards more widespread adoption of two-sided risk models poses new challenges to healthcare decision makers, including: How …

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