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Fitness & Health Apps: Do They Work? (video)

Electronic gadgets make popular gifts. No doubt during this holiday season some of your patients will receive wearable fitness devices as gifts and others will start a New Year’s Resolution fitness regimen with a smartphone app. A recent article in Forbes claims that most doctors “don’t know what to do with” data that their patients […]

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The Effectiveness of Outpatient Appointment Reminder Systems in Reducing No-Show Rates

Outpatient automated reminder systems are less effective in reducing no-show rates compared to receiving a reminder from live, clinic staff. Type of reminder, age, visit type, wait time, division specialty, and insurance type are significant predictors of no-shows to appointments. Abstract Background Patients who do not keep physician appointments (no-shows) represent a significant loss to […]

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