With the global astronomical rise in the smartphone usage, it’s anticipated that every three in one individual will have a health and wellness app installed on the mobile and the healthcare mobile app market will rise to $46 billion by 2020.
The impressive figures and facts are the result of the ease of convenience that mobile apps would have handed over to the patients in the form of tracking personal health, medication dose reminder, doctor consultation at home and so on. Now, moving to the hospital or treatment of any illness won’t be an intimidating factor or free of any hassles for the patients.
Take a look at how the Healthcare App Development revolutionizes the patient’s care:
Previously, without scheduling appointments and physically moving to the hospital or buying the equipment, monitoring the health like- heart rate, sugar level, blood pressure and eyesight were impossible.
The bulky clinical software is now transformed into a light version app that can be downloaded on mobile and allow the patients to quickly examine the health and get the precise results at the fingertips anytime, any where just by using the smartphone connected to some wearables.
Handy access to the Medical Records
Generally, as the patient leaves the hospital, they hardly remember half of the things doctors have suggested along with a bunch of papers. The instructions and papers keep on multiplying as the number of visits to the doctor increase and accessing all the records becomes very difficult. There is a dire need of central hub, which can be easily accessed by the healthcare professionals and patients.
Here, electronic healthcare records on the mobile app excel as they organize all the reports and instructions issued by the professionals and always keep them up-to-date; both patients and doctors can comment about the treatment options; guide patients to follow the prescription plan properly; keep the medical information encrypted and password protected.
Let the Doctors take the Virtual Visits
Earlier, it was insignificant to think the treatment to happen without the doctors and patients sitting face-to-face in the same place.
There are many healthcare apps like- MeMD which allow patients to consult the doctors with live video visits 24/7 and without any appointment scheduling. It means, no matter where the patients are, the doctors will be at their end to diagnose the issue at hand, identify the cause of symptoms with speech recognition, treat symptoms, prescribe the needed medication and suggest the follow-ups.
The app is a blessing to the people with a limited access to the doctors and lets the people move any where with a peace of mind as the doctor can be available to them wherever they are. Additionally, the doctor’s visits are expensive as compared to the virtual consultation or the co-pay.
Constant Treatment-Specific Reminders
In the traumatic health issues, it’s essential to follow the treatment plan accurately for the safe and healthy recovery, else the results won’t be as effective as expected and even sometimes, a single miss is fatal for the patients. Moreover, many times, there are variations in the treatment plan, which makes it more difficult to remember and complete the tasks on time and tracking the effect of medication on a daily basis is unmanageable.
Here, healthcare app is the best friend of the patients that let them take the rest by taking thecharge of reminding them for every task, be it a time to take the medicine, do the exercise, or visit the hospital as advised by the doctor. Also, monitor the treatment’s side effects and if happens, then transmit the same data to the doctor through message or email, which ensures patients’ safety.
A reminder starts buzzing daily on the smartphone as described by the doctor and the patients have to tap on it upon the completion of the task.
Nothing is more frustrating for the patients than the long waitings outside the doctor’s office. But, with mobile apps, you need not wait any more as, the patients can schedule an appointment on-the-fly, and check if there is any delay in the doctor's arrival.
The improved transparency end the hassle of unexpected waitings and won’t let the patients show reluctance to come to the hospital. This will go a long way in improving the automation in the healthcare industry.
Not to Forget- the Emergency Care
In the emergency incidents, the doctors won’t have enough time to conduct all the tests before starting the treatment, but they are necessary because the unawareness of the patient’s past health history, any medication provided may prove to be dangerous. Here, handy access to the patient’s previous health records allows the professionals to start the treatment instantly.
Furthermore, in the big hospitals, transferring the test reports from lab to the operation theatre also eat up a lot of time. When the doctors can view the personal records and the lab results in the real-time,the required action can be initiated without any time lag.
In the recent years, a gradual shift in the relative importance of various healthcare stakeholders- the physicians and patients are observed. Although mobile technology has not replaced the role of doctors in the patient’s life, while it’s about encouraging the individual’s interest in the healthy lifestyle and get informed about the poor health consequences which will affect them in later life.
Presently, the healthcare apps available in the app stores cover the full spectrum of the patient’s journey from health diagnosis without doctor’s consultation to the emergency situations complying the HIPPA regulations. However, it doesn’t mean, there exists no business opportunity. Even, the businesses can monetize through freemium apps with crowdfunding, advertisement, on-demand business models or paid pro accounts.
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