Research shows that patients enrolled in a mobile healthcare program were more likely to have higher medical adherence in regards to taking medication for chronic illnesses. Digital health tools are therefore leading to positive chronic disease control and outcomes.
“An integrated mobile healthcare program focused on patient transitions from hospital to home was able to improve the likelihood of chronic disease medication adherence for patients with lung and heart conditions, according to a recently published study.
When the University of Maryland Medical Center deployed its mobile integrated health-community paramedicine (MIH-CP) program, it focused on decreasing adverse health outcomes after hospital discharge by addressing the medical needs and social determinants of health (SDOH) of chronic disease patients.
Prescribed medication adherence is essential to avoid hospital readmission for those managing chronic disease. Further, patients with poor medication adherence are 2.5 times more likely to experience hospital readmission.” Via Patient Engagement HIT
The Tel Avivian start-up, Gist MD, produced the Colonoscopy Patient Education Module, using a personalized animated video, providing patients scheduled to undergo the procedure with personalized preparatory instructions in a clear and friendly manner. The Module is highly versatile, and is useful in the outpatient, inpatient and community care settings. In the outpatient setting, the Module is associated with a 30% reduction in rates of inadequate bowel preparation.