While patients in US hospitals often receive top-notch care while they’re in the hospital, they are often discharged without the information or support needed to make a full recovery. In fact, a study in the New England Journal of Medicine found that nearly 20% of Medicare patients are readmitted to the hospital within 30 days of being discharged. Raleigh-based Axial Exchange is working to solve this problem using mobile apps designed to educate and empower patients to take a more active role in self care after leaving the hospital. Axial’s solution includes tools for medication management, appointment scheduling, reference information and connections to monitoring devices that can send health data back to doctors.
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