By Stericycle Staff | Apr. 29, 2016

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People often ask if there’s an InQuicker or PatientPrompt app. Our answer is a simple one (“no”), but the reasoning behind our web-based (versus app-based) approach to online self-scheduling and patient communications is much more complex. And it’s founded on powerful research findings, including:

Of the more than 165,000 health-related apps in the Apple and Google app stores,[1] fewer than 36 account for nearly half of all downloads – and most of these are calorie counters and step trackers.[2]

While more than 66% of hospitals have gone to the time and expense to develop a mobile app,[3] only 2% of patients use them.[4]

Patients want more healthcare services and greater access, but they don’t want another username and password. The average American already has more than 90 online accounts[5] and 19 passwords![6]

And the most startling statistic of all: When hospitals fail to align their digital strategy with consumer demand, it could cost them $100 million in lost annual revenue.[7]

In our latest ebook, “No. We Don’t Have an App for That,” we invite you to learn more about the benefits of a web-based approach to online self-scheduling and patient communications – benefits that range from improved patient satisfaction and increased market share to better care coordination and improved efficiency/load balancing. All of this and more…no app required.

Download our ebook now.

[1] IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics, September 2015

[2] IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics, September 2015

[3] Accenture, 2015,

[4] Accenture, 2015,



[7] Accenture, January 2015

Stericycle Staff

Author: Stericycle Staff

Stericycle has been delivering communication services to North American companies for over 25 years. Since 2011, we’ve been blogging about how to deliver best-in-class communications to patients and consumers – providing practical advice and current best practices for both healthcare and commercial organizations. We hope you enjoy and keep reading!
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