A new app is generating buzz and, some say, raising the bar for offerings in the realm of mHealth,
HealthEast’s Bethesda Hospital recently became the second hospital worldwide — and the first long-term acute care hospital — to go live hospital-wide with the MyChart Bedside in-patient application.
That’s according to this week’s announcement shared with mHealthWatch.
“Unique uses of technology are becoming more and more a part of health care, and this is a powerful example that enhances our patient experience,” said Kristi Ball, Director of Operations and Patient Care Services at Bethesda. “We can now physically put transparent medical information into our patients’ own hands, empowering them to engage more in their care.”
Here’s how it works.
Patients and their families can use the tablet-based app in the hospital to see aspects of their chart, daily schedules, test results, educational materials and more. They can also communicate non-urgent requests to their care team. Increased understanding of diagnoses and daily plans can lead to more robust questions, and enhanced relationships between patients and their care team.
Staff can help patients use the app on their own tablet, or one that’s provided by the hospital.
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