Digital transformation in healthcare is growing at a rate few could have conceived of previously. However, the creation of engaging and consumer-grade mobile patient experiences and technologies have taken a backseat to clinical innovations. Many of the largest provider organizations continue to fall short in the features, functionalities, and user experience they provide patients through their health system mobile apps.
In 2015, Accenture released a ground-breaking report that highlighted the state of mHealth app development at the time. In this report, Accenture describes the features patients most frequently request in an mHealth application. These features are:
As of late 2017, only 22% of the top health systems in the country offered a patient-facing mHealth application that provides all three of these features.
Medical Web Experts has conducted exhaustive research on the mHealth app development industry for hospitals and health systems. We have been able to form several conclusions that are based on convincing evidence:
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Mobile health (mHealth) apps are quickly becoming commonplace among the largest US health systems, with the goals of improving care, strengthening patient-provider relationships, controlling costs, and maintaining a competitive advantage. However, hospitals and medical app development companies have been challenged to meet patient demand. Read about our research on the state of mHealth app development among twenty-two of the nation’s premier hospitals:
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