How to Reduce Preventable Readmissions with Healthcare IT

3 Apps to Engage Patients and Improve Reimbursements

A record-high $528 million in penalties in 2016 has hospitals continuing to look for ways to reduce preventable readmissions, while the patients ultimately pay the price. Strategically-targeted mobile apps offer providers the means to engage patients and caregivers throughout the treatment plan in a helpful, cost-effective manner. This empowers them with the necessary education, awareness, and reminders for better adherence and outcomes. By identifying key mobile moments, apps become a proactive intervention at critical junctures in care and recovery that reduces the burden on hospital staff and resources.