Peri-operative education of the surgical patient is traditionally centered upon the office visit with the surgeon and bedside teaching prior to discharge. Mobile smart phone applications represent a novel widely-usable format for patient education and reminders of key per-operative events to enhance surgical experience. We present our experience in the development of a mobile application with secure push messaging designed to inform and educate our surgical patients.

Describe the new knowledge and additional skills the participant will gain after attending your presentation.: Participants will learn of the processes and challenges involved in development of hospital and surgical service specific mobile patient education applications. Unique considerations to the surgery patient will be discussed as well as the potential for mobile health care to contribute to patient engagement and enhanced experience. We will discuss recommended formats for incorporating mobile applications in the peri-operative process.


Matthew Eckert (Presenter)
Madigan Army Medical Center

Jennifer Reinhardt (Presenter)
Madigan Army Medical Center

Emery Collier (Presenter)
Madigan Army Medical Center

Kaitlin Morte, Madigan Army Medical Center
Cody Phillips, Madigan Army Medical Center

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