I spoke recently with Larry Barnes, vice present and CIO, and Michael McEldowney, director of IT, for Salina Regional Health Center, a small two-hospital system in north-central Kansas. They are proving that fairly sophisticated mobile solutions are not out of reach of community hospitals.
Last week I wrote something about clinicians building mobile apps to target specific populations: either other clinicians or patients with chronic conditions. But another area of growth is mobile apps for delivering the same information that is in a patient portal.
And from a recent discussion I learned that offering those types of mobile apps is not just the province of large health systems.