Top 8 Areas Where Mobile Technology is Used to Improve Patient Care

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Healthcare providers are most likely to leverage technology to improve pharmacy management, according to HIMSS' Mobile Technology Survey.

Survey respondents were asked to rate, on a scale of one to seven, the extent to which their organization leveraged mobile technology to improve a specific area of patient care. The top eight areas include:

  • Pharmacy management (average score of 3.73)
  • Preventative support care (3.48)
  • Care continuum (3.48)
  • Telehealth interventions (3.42)
  • Closing the gap in health disparities (3.40)
  • Resource utilization (3.19)
  • Facilitating discharge management (3.04)
  • Pharmaceutical research validation (2.63)

Survey results were based on responses from 170 health IT executives from a variety of healthcare organizations. About two-thirds of respondents work for hospitals or integrated delivery systems while 14 percent work for ambulatory facilities or physician practices.

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