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Mayo Clinic Study Finds mHealth Significant Contributor To Disease Prevention

By Jeff Arnold, CEO and Chairman

A recent study out of the Mayo Clinic yielded some promising results for mHealth’s potential to play a significant role in producing healthier outcomes, especially in condition-specific populations; in this case, those suffering from cardiovascual disease. The study found incorporating an app into cardiac rehabilitiation can reduce emergency room visits and hospital readmissions by 40 percent. The lead researcher on the study, Dr. R. Jay Widmer, told MobiHealthNews, “The takeaway is that digital health, mobile health, can be used for cardiovascular disease prevention, especially in a high risk group… This is something that can be used to reduce disease burden across the healthcare system at times when paying for value is going to be at a premium.”