Medical software developer Best Practice Software announced the launch of the Best Health App, which lets patients view upcoming appointments and book online appointments if the practice uses an online appointment vendor. The app also lets them receive and respond to appointment reminders, check-in for their appointments, and receive clinical reminders and other messages from their practice or GP. In addition, the app provides a secure communication channel directly between patients and their practice that provides greater flexibility with the types of material that can be sent to the patient, offering a potentially significant time and cost savings to practices. Company CEO Dr. Frank Pyefinch told HealthcareITNews the time saving benefits alone mean that valuable staff resources can be directed to other tasks, and the cost savings are significant with greatly reduced message costs and a reduction in printing and postage costs. "A large percentage of people are accustomed […]