Q&A with The Commonwealth Fund

I recently spoke with Sarah Klein from The Commonwealth Fund, one of the leading private foundations focused on healthcare research and quality.

Our Q&A – about Asthmapolis and the potential of mobile technology to improve the quality of care and public health – is published in their Quality Matters newsletter this month. Read more »

In addition, the newsletter has another article on apps for health care quality improvement that is well worth reading.

Providers have proven eager adopters of health care “apps,” the software applications used on cell phones and other mobile devices to perform specific tasks, such as charting data points or aggregating information. Apps can be easily integrated into providers’ workflow, delivering information when and where they need it. Disease management apps, in particular, can improve communication between patients and providers and promote adherence to recommended care. Still, for apps to achieve their potential, they will need to be factored into reimbursement models and meet clear clinical needs. Read more »