Research targets specific tools to make mobile apps effective
According to an mHealth Intelligence article, chronic conditions like diabetes and heart disease are responsible for a large portion of healthcare spending. As such, managing these conditions and improving outcomes has emerged as a priority in the industry.
The American Health Information Management Association’s (AHIMA) recently conducted a study to pin point the solutions that would most effectively engage patients to manage their care through mobile apps.
By following patients with Type 2 diabetes for two years, researchers used claims information and ICD-9 codes relating to treatment and diagnosis of these patients.
What they discovered is good news for Get Real Health. That’s because the tools the study identified are all currently in use through our InstantPHR platform.
Medication adherence through reminders and alerts was one of the major recommendations mentioned. InstantPHR has an active alerts and reminders system that can be set to nudge patients about medications as well as appointments or blood glucose checks.
Researchers also recommended an exercise and diet plan for diabetics managed through the mobile app. The care plan function of InstantPHR answers this call with custom plans, tasks and goal setting.
All of this is in addition to the ease of uploading readings on the go, personalized educational info and direct messaging make InstantPHR the best solution for managing chronic diseases such as diabetes.
We embrace this research and other studies like it as it reaffirms the work we are doing here at Get Real Health has a positive effect in real world use.