About two-thirds of the 100 largest U.S. hospitals offer patients mobile health applications, according to report released by Accenture. Of those, about 38% have developed in-house apps.
However, just 2% of patients are using the hospital-provided apps. Result? “The report estimated that the poor alignment with patients’ interests could cost each hospital, on average, more than $100 million in revenue annually.”
Thanks to @westr for pointing us to this article. Bob writes, “FWIW, University Hospital in Syracuse has their own hospital app that I downloaded back in Sept. 2015. It was largely redundant with online information I’d obtained via a web search on my desktop, so I did not use it at all during my 6 day stay.”
Are you developing patient apps for your hospital? What are you doing to make sure they are useful?
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