6 Questions To Ask When Partnering With A Medical App Development Company

Many healthcare organizations are seeking a means to develop their own healthcare or patient engagement solution, to positively impact patients’ health, and streamline clinical processes. Patients perform many of their day to day activities on their mobile phones, and now they want to be able to engage with their healthcare in the same way. SMS usage has become a preferred way of communication, as 96% of Americans own a cell phone, and text messaging is the most frequently …

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Combatting COVID-19 With Coronavirus Mobile Apps

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Amidst the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that was first reported in Wuhan, China, on December 31, 2019, people all over the world are turning to coronavirus apps to help keep them informed. Several coronavirus apps have been developed and launched since the outbreak, most of which are used to track the spread of the disease.  What features should a coronavirus mobile app include to promote physical distancing and combat the spread of COVID-19? Based on 18 years …

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Did You Know That “HIPPA” Is Actually Spelled “HIPAA?” Here’s What HIPAA Is

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Know the difference between HIPAA and HIPPA and learn all about the US law that protects patients’ medical information. Whenever you’re doing an online search about HIPAA compliance, it’s easy to make a typo and confuse “HIPAA” with “HIPPA.” Phonetically speaking, it’s also an easy mistake to make. Given the similarities, you may be asking yourself,  “What exactly is the difference between HIPAA and HIPPA?” “HIPAA” is the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. This is …

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The Benefits of Outsourcing your MVP Development

The Benefits of Outsourcing your MVP Development

Approaching your healthcare application development project with the plan of developing a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) is almost always recommended. One might think that the idea of developing a product with less functionality might be a shortcut or involve less work, but from a planning perspective, it is exactly the opposite. One must envision all the functionality that the product would offer over the coming years, then decide what gets included in the MVP, including the first phase …

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Bridge Patient Portal Client Westmed Wins eHealthcare Leadership Award for Best Patient Access & Convenience

Westmed Medical Group, a client of patient engagement software vendor Bridge Patient Portal, has been recognized by eHealthcare Leadership Awards for their healthcare patient portal and mobile app in the category of Best Patient Access & Convenience in a Medical Practice/Outpatient Facility. Bridge Patient Portal, a patient health portal and patient engagement software vendor, is announcing that their client Westmed Medical Group, a large New York-based multi-specialty group medical practice, has been presented with an eHealthcare Leadership Award …

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

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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 healthcare 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. …

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

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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 healthcare 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 browser …

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

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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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