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

Michael Scranton

Michael Scranton

Posted on August 17, 2018

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.

The Apps for Healthcare Scorecard outlines the results of Medical Web Experts’ analysis of some of the top US healthcare systems’ patient engagement apps. The results? Our analysis has found that current patient-facing mobile apps under-deliver for patients in the following ways:

  • Key features are lacking
  • Functionality is not user-friendly
  • App designs are not intuitive
  • Core features simply do not work

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Medical Web Experts is dedicated to enabling healthcare organizations to successfully navigate not only digital transformation, but mobile transformation across the healthcare landscape. As such, we have created an industry-leading approach to analyzing mobile apps across variables like features, functionalities, and usability in order to help organizations improve their mobile application initiatives as a critical component of the overall strategic initiative to improve patient experience.

Michael Scranton

Michael Scranton

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

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