Originally posted on The Digital Health Corner:
There is growing healthy skepticism about the past promises of mobile technologies. Issues concerning safety after the release of the FDA Guidance of mobile medical apps, privacy and security, and efficacy. Followers of the sector are poised for the rubber finally meeting the road in healthcare. While most mobile health tools used today are reference apps for healthcare providers and patients, there are ways in which other types of mobile technologies can be immediately useful.
- Mobile real-time HCAHPS surveys. Recently, the government instituted a system of tying hospital (and provider) reimbursement for services to patient satisfaction scores delivered via Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems While there is significant debate over the correlation of patient satisfaction to quality of care, this system is here to stay at least for a while. One fundamental flaw in the system (which in my opinion makes it a setup for…
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