Mount Sinai Hospital announced the new “Patient Itinerary” app that provides patients with a detailed schedule of upcoming treatments, procedures and tests. Conceived by the Mount Sinai Inpatient Care Model Redesign Team and developed in-house, the iPad app runs on tablets provided by the New York City-based tech company PadInMotion. Staff recently expanded a pilot program for the application that features access to secure, HIPAA-compliant patient information, making it available for up to 100 patients without cost.
The ultimate goal of the Patient Itinerary app is to provide a real-time snapshot of clinical care information to make the hospital stay less stressful.“The ultimate goal with our Patient Itinerary app is to provide a real-time snapshot of clinical care information to make the hospital stay less stressful – and to make our patients better informed – all towards ensuring a good health outcome for those in our care,” said Kumar Chatani, MBA, Chief Information Officer for the Mount Sinai Health System. “Our Information Technology and Nursing Departments will continue to work together to refine an already successful rollout, and we believe Patient Itinerary will soon become a standard that other hospitals emulate.”
Pre-loaded with Patient Itinerary, the program iPads provide access to patient education materials customized for each clinical unit or department. In addition, these devices also offer access to entertainment apps, Facebook, e-newspapers and video-on-demand, along with ability to provide feedback on their Mount Sinai experience.