How Mobile Health (mHealth) Technology Plays a Role in Patient Engagement

SurroundHealth Blog

Given the high-paced advancement of technology and increased interest by consumers to use mobile health technologies (such as mobile health apps),mHealth has the potential to make a great impact in the healthcare landscape, particularly in patient engagement. In the recent months, many studies have produced data to support the idea that mHealth is a pathway to getting higher patient engagement rates in multiple areas, including medication adherence.

For example, one infographic from the Healthcare Intelligence Network, discusses interesting Medication Adherence (MA) statistics, including the most influential tools for MA.  One of the most compelling statistics we noted was that 2 of the top 5 adherence tools were mHealth methods:

Most popular MA tools:

53% telephonic reminders

38% Aids (e.g pillboxes)

29% Multidose blister packs

29% text messages

26% E-prescribing

It’s apparent that utilizing mobile technology tools for increasing Medication Adherence rates is proving to be a growing trend—a…

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