CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Emmi Solutions, a healthcare communication company, today announced that its interactive patient engagement programs are now fully functional on smartphones and tablets (including Apple® iPhones and iPads and Android phones and tablets). The company’s ability to track the delivery and consumption of health information extends to mobile devices, which enables providers to measure the clinical and financial impact of patient engagement. To view the program on a mobile device, patients do not need to download an app.
“Hospitals must move beyond their own walls to engage and empower patients as valuable assets. And patients want to take a more active role in their own healthcare, but need to be given the tools to do so,” said Devin Gross, CEO, Emmi Solutions. “The new mobile platform gives providers an effective tool to reach patients on their own terms, at the moment they are ready to learn, on the modality they prefer and on devices they already own.”
Nearly half of American adults now own smartphones, making them more popular than basic mobile phones, according to a survey recently released by The Pew Research Center. And 41 percent of patients would prefer to have more of their care delivered via their mobile device, according to a PwC study. Mobile platforms allow providers to engage hard-to-reach patients, especially underserved populations and young people. For these groups, their mobile devices are often their only access to the Internet.
“The demand for this new platform is evidenced by the fact that soon after making the programs available on mobile devices to existing clients, nearly 10 percent of patients began accessing their prescribed program via a mobile device,” adds Gross.
About Emmi Solutions, LLC
Emmi’s proprietary interactive communication methodology – which incorporates graphics, text and spoken words – delivers actionable health information to patients at key moments across the continuum of care. It has been demonstrated to help healthcare providers reduce costs, increase revenue and improve outcomes by engaging and empowering patients. The platform allows providers to track the delivery and consumption of information to measure the clinical and financial impact of patient engagement and meet regulatory guidelines. The web-based platform requires no installation or maintenance and can be used in stand-alone mode or fully integrated into existing systems.
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