Baptist, OSF, Hartford + more using apps to enhance patient care

From apps that support opioid patients recovery treatments to apps that allow patients to directly message their physicians, here is a list of health systems piloting, creating and deploying applications to enhance patient care, as reported by Becker's since May 1: 

  1. Charlottesville, Va.-based UVA Health created an app that offers patients struggling with opioid addiction easy access to providers and other forms of support. The application was able to keep 56 percent of patients engaged in their treatment recovery programs.

  2. Hartford (Conn.) Healthcare and its networks are using an EMS communication app that allows EMTs to quickly upload patient information, symptoms, vital readings and severity of ailment and transmit it to the emergency room.

  3. Peoria, Ill.-based OSF HealthCare is developing a blockchain-based digital app to improve patients' health by offering them incentives for healthy behavior.  

  4. Newport Beach, Calif.-based Hoag health system launched a mobile app that lets patients schedule appointments, message physicians and request prescription refills.

  5. Jacksonville, Fla.-based Baptist Health has launched an app that makes it easier for patients to find their physician and schedule appointments. The app, dubbed Baptist Access, will help patients find a provider, schedule appointments, access medical bills, access health records and view insurance plans.

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