March 24, 2017 – mHealth apps are helpful in reducing in-person care after surgery, presenting a viable patient-centered and convenient option for patients during post-operative follow-up care, according to a recent study published in JAMA Surgery.
Offering convenient and effective treatment options has become a major goal in the patient-centered healthcare space, the researchers said. Providers are looking for cost-effective strategies to treat patients while making care easily accessible and satisfactory.
For many healthcare organizations, this means replacing in-person care with digital care wherever applicable.
But to what extent are mHealth apps successful in meeting these goals?
In a study of 65 female patients undergoing breast reduction surgery, mHealth apps were successful in reducing in-person office visits, and also proved helpful in boosting patient convenience.