How mobile apps can make the most of patient-doctor interactions

Mobile apps are helping gain better patient care results in the short time span patients and doctors interact, but the key to success is software that adheres to the "80-20" rule, writes John Cox, president and chief executive officer of cloud and mobile platform player Visible Health. The rule, when it comes to a point-of-case app, means the app provides at least 80 percent of necessary commonly used materials.

"Trying to provide a content-based app that is 100 percent exhaustive is costly, constraining, and is unnecessary," he explains in a commentary published in MedCity News. Today's successful mHealth apps, he continues, are those that are easy to use, provide fast response and are reliable. What's most critical, he says, is that the app delivers greater patient satisfaction. Article