Mobile Health Holds Promise for Improving Care of Homeless Patients

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Shared by Peter Prizzio, The Daily Planet: Although this article cites the use of this app with the Homeless population, it could have the same merit with all of the underserved population.

People who are homeless have poor access to primary care and often experience high levels of unmet health needs. As a result, it’s not surprising that the homeless make up a disproportionate share of emergency department patients. But a new study suggests that mobile health has great potential to increase communication within that patient population, boost preventive care, and ultimately improve health outcomes and lower costs.

http://www.ihealthbeat.org/insight/2013/mobile-health-holds-promise-for-improving-care-of-homeless-patients

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