Patient care sometimes requires much more than paper
instructions and the patient’s memory. Developers at Seamless Mobile Health Inc
have created a mobile health app called SeamlessMD that helps physicians and clinicians
connect with their patients throughout the recovery process, keeping track of
Platform: iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry & Desktop
Developer: Seamless Mobile Health Inc.
Physicians can use the app to provide clear instructions and
visuals to increase patient understanding and recollection. They can then use daily
check-ins, reminders and surveys to monitor patient’s recovery and follow up
with any warning signs.
Surgery clinics and hospitals in Canada and the US are
already using SeamlessMD with their patients. Dr. Carmine Simone, Chief of
Surgery at Toronto East General Hospital says he loves the app, “It kind of
acts like front-line customer relations to answer questions that the patient
has. This has reduced a lot of avoidable calls. Patients feel far more
connected with the information that is provided to them and are better able to
By using the app, health care organizations can prevent unnecessary
readmissions, improve data collection and ultimately improve the quality of
care. A pilot with Toronto East General Hospital showed that SeamlessMD significantly reduced surgery cancellations and unnecessary phone calls, and that 100% of patients were satisfied and would recommend to other patients.