How mHealth Apps are Reshaping Healthcare

How mHealth Apps are Reshaping Healthcare

Healthcare Tech Outlook | Tuesday, August 03, 2021

Innovative technologies influence the mHealth app industry by making the apps more efficient and improving the recovery process for the patients. 

FREMONT, CA: Innovators continue to build more mobile applications as mobile devices grow more familiar and technologically robust. Apps can be highly complicated, utilizing mobile devices' power, popularity, and mobility for a growing number of applications.

Over five billion individuals worldwide are predicted to own a mobile device, with more than half of these being smartphones capable of running apps.

To minimize the risk of respiratory transmission, innovative testing methods are being implemented. The widespread use of Mobile Covid-19 testing kits is one of the ways that mHealth apps are being distributed across the pandemic.

The critical technology trends affecting the mHealth app market are listed below.

Cloud

The bulk of mobile apps, particularly mHealth apps, rely on cloud computing as a foundation. Compared to conventional physical servers, cloud storage systems provide more flexibility, storage, automation, and lower costs. Clinical images may be shared among multiple clinicians, electronic health records (EHR) can be accessed from anywhere, and patient-level health and fitness data can be recorded and tracked over time.

Data protection/ cybersecurity

Since several mHealth apps handle personal patient health information, data security is a significant problem. The cloud services used by many mobile apps are especially vulnerable to cyberattacks due to their public nature. Data breaches in mHealth apps can have enormous consequences, including malicious manipulation of medical diagnosis, exploitation of personal health information for malicious reasons, damage of the healthcare provider's reputation, and many more.

Wearable tech

As most wearables function through or with a smartphone app, mHealth apps are frequently related to wearable technology. mHealth apps connected to wearables there is a mobile app that does constant glucose monitoring in diabetic patients via a wearable monitor and collects electrocardiogram (ECG) data using a wearable heart sensor.

Remote patient monitoring

Remote patient monitoring is becoming increasingly popular to cut patient monitoring expenses while also making the recovery period less invasive for the patient. Wireless technology, like IoT and cloud computing, offers remote patient monitoring, which is more accessible by mHealth apps. Companies are expressing increased interest in Remote Patient Monitoring technologies as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak.

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