The right healthcare mobile apps given or recommended to patients can play a role not only in more deeply engaging them in their own health status, but helping them stay engaged.

The problem is, there’s about 165,000 of these apps, says Lygeia Riccardi, former senior policy advisor at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and now president at Clear Voice Consulting LLC. During a session at HIMSS16, Riccardi will walk through the maze of health apps along with Jennifer Shine Dyer, MD, a pediatric endocrinologist at Central Ohio Pediatric Endocrine and Diabetes Service in Columbus, who developed her own diabetes app for patients.

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