“Digital health” is a phrase we hear a lot about – and of which are only going to hear more. As digital technology becomes more and more widespread – and more and more easy to use – its usefulness in healthcare multiplies.
Ultimately, many patients are now walking around with an incredibly powerful tool for measuring health right there, in their pockets. Doctors and nurses understand the power of this – and are devising a very wide variety of ways to capitalise upon it.
Many of us volunteer to use digital health apps: from step-meters to sleep-monitors, we install software on our phones that records and logs our vitals daily. That data can be helpful to more than just our personal trainer – it can help our medical professionals, too.
For example, consider the following three potential uses of healthcare mobile apps:
On-Demand Care. Using an app of this sort, patients can ask general health questions to doctors, in real time and on-demand. This quick form of communication will change the way medical assistance can be delivered.
Availability of Medication. This sort of app offers a crowd-sourced approach to picking the right cream or tablet. Patients can buy non-prescription medication based on reviews and they can easily find the right medication online.
Accessible Medical Reports. Many healthcare mobile apps allow patients to upload their medical reports and other related documents online. Whenever a doctor wishes to access these documents, with your permission, they can do so without any hindrance.
These three options only scratch the surface of what’s possible in the realm of healthcare mobile apps, but each makes a clear case for how the technology is potentially transformative. Health apps can reorient and rebalance how healthcare is delivered – and arm both patient and doctor with more information than ever before.
If your organisation is involved in delivering healthcare in any way, why not talk to our crack development team today about how apps can power your own work? The benefits of developing healthcare mobile apps are as varied as your imagination …
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