Smartphones in the Exam Room: Helping Physicians Enhance Patient Care

It’s hardly a secret that patients have adopted digital as a go-to tool for health information. Fully 80% of internet users look for health information online, making medical inquiries the third most popular web-based pursuit, following only email and search engine use. And, according to PwC’s Health Research Institute’s Annual Report, consumers’ mobile health app adoption rate has doubled since 2013.

Physicians crave information, too. They require a continual stream of news to keep up on the latest research and treatment options. That’s why it is no surprise that three out of four physicians are using mobile apps at work.

Yet, while there is a multitude of patient-facing apps, there are significantly fewer physician-dedicated options. As the leader in patient and physician engagement solutions, it was only natural that PatientPoint would help fill this gap.

We’re proud to introduce our new physician-facing mobile app, PatientPoint 360°. The app pulls together the research news, anatomical tools and patient education resources you need and places it all in one convenient place—on your smartphone.

One of the top features of PatientPoint 360° is the medical news feed, which can be customized to your specialty. With your busy schedule, we know you don’t always have time to read full articles. We designed this app so with just a glance you can always be in the know—and when you do have time to read more, those articles you’re interested in will be ready and waiting for you.

All of this information is meant to help enhance your conversations with patients in the exam room. To aid your discussions even further, the app also includes a full library of 3D anatomical models to help your patients gain a clearer view of their diagnosis.

And to keep the conversation going beyond the exam room, PatientPoint 360° offers a robust library of our award-winning patient education resources that you can email directly to patients.

Superior patient and professional education—that’s our mission. PatientPoint 360° delivers the trusted resources you have come to expect from PatientPoint in a convenient mobile format, so you can have deeper conversations and facilitate more meaningful healthcare experiences with your patients.



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