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Hospitals Rev Mobile Patient Engagement
Healthleaders Media

Patient engagement remains an elusive goal for providers, but new mobile technology initiatives by Apple and others are breathing fresh life into the effort, providers say.

Patient portals still struggle to meet the 5% requirement of meaningful use stage 2.

Much of this approach currently revolves around providers engaging with mobile phone manufacturers, such as Apple, and their technology partners. Last fall, Apple rival Samsung revealed digital health partnerships with Cleveland Clinic, Humana, and Stanford University, among others. That followed Apple’s initial blitz of partnerships last year with EHR publisher Epic and the Mayo Clinic. During the year following, a growing number of other healthcare providers also revealed alliances with Apple.