Patients have the ability to improve their health outcomes, but their capacity to do so is sometimes underutilized due to misunderstandings or ineffective engagement in their healthcare. Nearly everyone owns a smartphone today, and there are innumerable patient-oriented smartphone apps in both the Apple and Android app stores. However, the clinical utility of these apps has not been widely studied. It is possible that we can incorporate the use of technology such as smartphone apps into our recommendations to patients in order to improve their management of their chronic diseases and their abilities to make lifestyle modifications.
Hinesburg Family Medicine
Vermont, technology, smartphone apps, chronic diseases, lifestyle modifications
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