Article | June 21, 2017

Improving Health Outcomes With Personalized Apps

Source: Battelle

By Dave Giles, Battelle

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Advances in sensors, smartphones, communications, and analytics give developers new tools to build creative and powerful applications that promise to improve health outcomes and reduce healthcare costs.  According to the CDC, more than 75 percent of healthcare costs are due to chronic conditions so applications that help manage blood-pressure, diabetes or weight loss can make a significant impact. Technology has an important role to play, but to capture the most value for the patient and providers, the applications need to address three key elements: scalability, relevance, and stickiness.