Patient Safety Concerns Involving Mobile Health

March 8, 2019 | Healthcare Risk, Quality, & Safety Guidance

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​​Mobile health technology opens up a world of opportunities by transporting healthcare from traditional settings into the home. It also opens up a world of risk.

According to studies, certain mobile monitoring technologies, such as interactive voice response calls that allow cardiology patients to respond to a series of recorded messages, are already showing measurable improvement in reducing readmissions. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has begun to reimburse for some remote services.

All of these changes mean that mobile health usage will increase. They also mean that organizations...

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