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mHealth Apps Offer Patient-Centered, Convenient Recovery Care

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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.

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