Health Apps Show Potential for Improving Healthcare

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF; Princeton, New Jersey) reported that five research teams have demonstrated clear potential for improving healthcare delivery and outcomes, as well as patient engagement, through the use of personal technology. RWJF's Project HealthDesign program saw patients from around the nation use technologies such as smartphone apps, sensors, iPads and others to collect information from their daily lives and share it with their healthcare providers to see if clinical care could be enhanced.