Home Health Apps Take Cues from Facebook to Cut Readmissions

March 29, 2016

The following was written by Mary Kate Nelson in Home Health Care News on March 29, 2016. When it comes to engaging caregivers and family members in a patient’s home health care, emulating popular social media platforms may be the way to go. Two innovative mobile solutions for at-home caregivers have taken cues from social … Read More

mHealth Intelligence: Social Media for Care Team Coordination

January 9, 2016

Eric Wiklund from mHealth Intelligence writes how Health Systems have been experimenting with mobile communication tools for years, but few had ventured into the social media landscape as a model for care communications. A home healthcare provider sees a sharp drop in hospital readmissions when its clinicians use a secure app to communicate via Facebook … Read More

Provider social networking app may help improve patient outcomes

January 5, 2016

The following appeared in Becker’s Hospital Review on December 30, 2015 by Brooke Murphy. A cloud-based social networking app for healthcare providers reduced readmission rates at a home care facility from 40 percent to 11 percent, according to Crain’s Chicago Business. enTouch — a mobile app developed by Ashish Shah and David Coyle of Glenview, … Read More

A new social network for health care providers

January 1, 2016

The following appeared in Crain’s Chicago Business on December 30, 2015 by John Pletz. Ashish Shah had a hunch that social media—a tool used every day by health care providers outside work—could be the key to improving results on the job, too. It looks like he was right. The software he and David Coyle developed … Read More