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Healthcare Mobile Apps: Can New Technology Bridge the Patient-to-Provider Gap

The vision of patients becoming greater advocates to manage their health by leveraging health information has been slow to materialize. With easy access to real-time health information like test results, lawmakers and industry stakeholders envisioned greater patient-to-physician engagement that would help ensure greater understanding on both sides while also promoting optimal clinical outcomes and patient compliance. Despite a large investment in electronic health records (EHR) and web-based patient portal technology, patient engagement has fallen short of expectations.

Mobile health apps can improve accessibility to health information, making them ripe with potential to impact the way consumers manage both their wellness and their healthcare. READ MORE.