Ways in which HIPAA compliant RADCUBE Healthcare Mobile Application Platform (RHMAP) is transforming healthcare:
Improved access to care
With RHMAP, the requirement for patients and doctors to be in the same location is eliminated. Patients suffering from chronic diseases who live in rural areas or otherwise have limited access to doctors are able to “visit” with primary care physicians or specialists located in the next major city or a half a world away. Increasingly, the patient is in his or her home. Instead of having the government or insurance companies dictate that a visit must be in person, which may be either unnecessary or dangerous (for frail elderly patients), patients and physicians are deciding together when a visit is best done live and when healthcare services can be delivered virtually.
Improved patient engagement
Many aspects of healthcare discourage patient engagement – long lines, complexity, lack of transparency of cost and quality. Much of this is unnecessary. Why should accessing healthcare require a painstaking wait in the physician’s office? With RHMAP patient could easily be notified via text that your physician is running late. RHMAP can also eliminate complexity. Imagine you are using a medication reminder app that knows how many pills you have taken and when you will take them next. It “knows” you are running low on pills and it automatically asks whether you want to pick up your prescription at the nearest Walgreen’s (because it “knows” your location and where your prescription is on file) or would prefer it mailed to your home. One simple answer and it automatically places the prescription for your chosen delivery method and charges your HSA.
New Provider business models
The explosion of inbound data from sensors and devices will create new opportunities for healthcare professionals. Today’s healthcare services and business models are ill-suited to a system dominated by an influx of patient data. The need is to manage inbound data to create a new set of companies focused on data management. Large call centers is housing nurses, doctors, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals who watch, manage and respond to this inbound data. In addition RHMAP allow providers to effectively manage and coordinate patient care in a complex environment. This is critical as the government and insurance companies increasingly “bundle” payments and determine other ways to shift risk to providers.
Improved Patient Safety
RHMAP make health care safer by giving patients tools to manage their own health. Today, patients leave the hospital with a stack of papers and very little memory of what they’re supposed to do when they arrive home. Imagine if all the information you needed for a safe and healthy recovery were handed to you on an app. You could tend to the most urgent tasks and the one or two items most important to remember – and the app would take care of the rest. RHMAP can remind you to take pills, monitor side effects and transfer the knowledge to your provider. This would be a huge advance for patient safety.