Scripps CEO Reveals His Favorite Apps

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When Scripps Health President and CEO Chris Van Gorder turns on his smartphone, he’s likely to open a wide range of apps that help him navigate his varied daily roles.

He discussed his favorite apps during a recent interview with Press Ganey blogger Diana Mahoney.

Some of his top go-to apps:

  • LinkedIn to connect with business colleagues and friends anywhere.
  • Search and rescue apps used in his role as reserve commander of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department Search and Rescue Unit.
  • Medical apps for patient charting in the field.
  • Flipboard for tracking the latest health care industry news.
  • Fitbit for monitoring fitness and physical activity.

The Improving Health Care Blog post, "It’s All About the Apps," is not available at this time.

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