Patient-centered technologies have emerged as a way to actively engage patients in care. The reach and potential of cell phones to engage diverse patient populations is great. Evidence of their effectiveness in improving health-related outcomes is limited.
Inclusion of patients and caregivers in decisions related to the delivery of care is inherent in the hospice philosophy. Telemedicine technologies offer a potential solution to the challenges presented by the geographic distance between team meetings and the home environment.
OBJECTIVES: To assess digital access and mobile health in urban pediatric clinics by measuring demographics of smartphone ownership, primary uses of mobile devices by teens vs parents/caregivers, and interest levels in using smartphone health apps.
OBJECTIVE: This pilot study explores the patient-centered demand for mobile phone-based health (mobile health [m-health]) services in the rural United States by documenting rural patients' access to mobile phones and patients' willingness to receive m-health services.
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