Eric Tomlinson is the chief innovation officer at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and president of Wake Forest Innovations. He is holding the preliminary agreement with CHA Healthcare Systems that was signed on Wednesday.
Patients at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center will soon have some new tools to better manage their healthcare.
More and more healthcare providers are developing mobile apps to improve patient care and reduce costs. According to a project by the Pew Research Center, one in three cell phone owners have used their phone to look for health information.
Last week, Wake Forest Innovations, the commercialization arm of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, announced it will collaborate with Charlotte-based Novarus Healthcare to develop mobile apps and other web-based tools.