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"92 Percent of Mount Sinai Patients Engage When Prescribed an App"- Tom Sullivan

  • Healthcare IT News
  • New York, NY
  • (April 12, 2019)

Anyone paying attention is aware of the app explosion happening in healthcare today while questions persist about just how useful so many digital therapeutics actually are in a clinical setting. Work at the Mount Sinai Health System, however, is showcasing the promise of digital tools and apps. Work at Mount Sinai, however, is showcasing the promise of digital tools and apps. Mount Sinai started by constructing a patient design group while developing a GI app – which ultimately lead to feedback that a team used to flip the metrics of quality completely around. “We have a 92 percent engagement rate when prescribing a patient an app,” said Ashish Atreja, MD, MPH, chief innovation officer at the Mount Sinai Health System. “Now we can get their data back to engage them more.” Dr. Atreja agreed that clinicians have to work with patients on self-efficacy and set targets together that can be achieved.

— Ashish Atreja, MD, Associate Professor, Medicine, Gastroenterology, Pathology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Chief Innovation Officer, Mount Sinai Health System