January 18, 2018

5 Ways to Improve Your Health Online – Yep, There’s an App for That

By Charles Sawyer, MD Online banking. Online shopping. Online classes. But when was the last time you took time to manage your health online? Did you know that is even an option? The short answer is “yes” and even in the form of a mobile app. Care teams like yours at Mission Health are dedicated […]

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August 24, 2017

Technology in Healthcare – Improving Care and Access for Patients in WNC

In this 21st-century world, we’re accustomed to instant digital access to virtually everything we need. Who doesn’t enjoy watching your favorite show on your phone, viewing a real-time weather radar or tracking the score of your favorite team? Advances in technology have improved our lives in countless ways. When it comes to the health and […]

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July 18, 2017

Making Healthy Web Choices – 5 Tips for Using the Internet for Your Child’s Medical Advice

“Even doctors use Google,” said Maureen Ben-Davies, MD, MPH, FAAP, a pediatrician with McDowell Pediatrics. However, while surfing the internet for health information can feel like hitting the jackpot, not all that glitters is gold. Filter for Credible Sources. Look for information by credible medical associations, government agencies and respected healthcare providers. Their health recommendations […]

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July 3, 2017

3 Reasons to Try an Online Visit with a Doctor – Virtual Clinic Treats Common Conditions

You’re not feeling well. Your doctor’s office is closed. What should you do? Go online instead of going to a doctor’s office. After all, a Mission Virtual Clinic visit is only $25. “The goal of Mission Virtual Clinic is to provide access to care for minor illnesses without needing to be seen in an office,” […]

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December 6, 2016

Tech Talk – Five Ways Mission’s Cutting Edge Technology is Improving Patient Care

Across 18 counties, Mission Health is using technology to give you cutting-edge care. From telehealth to medical information at your fingertips, these advances help us meet your needs wherever you are in western North Carolina. Patient Portal: We’re putting you in charge of managing your family’s medical information with our patient portal. Through this partnership […]

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May 18, 2016

Take an Active Role in Your Health with Mission Health’s Patient Connect

When you partner with your healthcare provider, you can take a more active role in your personal health and wellness. Use these tips to get the most out of your next doctor’s visit. Prepare for Your Provider Visit Your first visit to a new provider is important. Bring your vaccine records and the name and […]

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August 14, 2015

Technology to Reduce Readmissions

Mission Health, a large healthcare system in Asheville, North Carolina, decreased readmissions by more than 14% after introducing Good to Go, a hospital-wide initiative that makes audio and video discharge instructions available to patients via mobile app. Piloted in a 33-bed general surgery unit in 2014, nurses used Good to Go to record instructions for […]

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