This July 6, 2017 article was originally published in

Providers are adopting the use of mHealth in the form of mobile apps in their pursuit of easing clinical communication between providers and patients as well as improve the management of hospital workflows.

Mobile apps allow providers to effectively streamline communication between patients, providers, and their caregivers and allows for 24/7 management of a patient’s condition along with the ability to personalize health care per patient.

Apps provide organizational incentives for adoption such as reduced costs in workflow management. Providers leverage mobiles apps as a secure platform to manage and access important health care data without compromising the security of data.

The top 10 health care mobile app vendors includes interoperable platforms, secure two-way messaging, and patient-provider interactivity based on data gathered from Definitive Healthcare.

PatientSafe, PatientTouch System

PatientTouch is a provider- and executive-facing mobile app that connects clinical communication with enterprise management. Providers use the app to connect departments and other parts of the care continuum. Care teams use the app to connect clinical workflows, clinical communication, and coordinated care under an umbrella to improve care efficiency. PatientTouch also comes with an enterprise software that centralizes the assignments of all users, roles, and groups in a health system. Also included is an analytics dashboard that tracks user adoption, aggregated data, and high-risk patient populations.

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