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Mobile health applications present exciting possibilities for enhancing medical services.
FREMONT, CA: Mobile health applications are defined as medical and public health practices facilitated through smartphones, tablets, or other mobile communication devices. They represent a novel and innovative approach to healthcare delivery outside of traditional care settings. They are expected to be a potential resource for increasing the productivity of health care professionals and improving patient health outcomes.
Below are some benefits as follows:
Improved health data collection through mobile health applications
Mobile health apps, particularly those that provide electronic health records via health-smart wearables, enable patients to access their health data more quickly and easily. Doctors can easily collect and retrieve clinical data from patients with a single click. This allows them to make more informed, comprehensive, and timely medical decisions. Additionally, patients can access, organize, and store their medical records in one location for improved self-care. Additionally, mobile applications enable earlier detection of chronic conditions such as glaucoma, irregular breathing patterns, heart disease, and mental health issues. Mobile health apps contribute to overall well-being by collecting data and detecting changes in conditions before they become serious.
Reduce preventable medical errors
Virtual care services, such as telemedicine and telehealth, improve the cost-effectiveness of health care services for both providers and users.
In general, mobile health apps reduce unnecessary procedures and lower healthcare costs by lowering the risk of developing preventable chronic illnesses and lowering hospital readmission rates.
Enhance communication between patient and physician
Healthcare professionals must establish a consistent, accurate, and timely relationship with their patients to provide high-quality care and minimize medical malpractice. On the other hand, traditional in-person communication processes have demonstrated their inefficiencies, which frequently result in miscommunication and substandard patient care outcomes.
Mobile health apps, with their advancements in mobile technology, have the potential to close this communication gap by offering a variety of tools that keep the lines of communication open between patients and doctors 24 hours a day. In other words, patient-doctor communication apps can help improve medical workflow efficiency by allowing doctors to communicate with patients remotely and seamlessly.
Patients can now play a more active and informed role in managing their health. For example, patients can schedule appointments with doctors, communicate with caregivers, order prescriptions from pharmacies, and deliver them directly to their homes via secure text messaging or video calls. The more engaged patients are in their health, the better the patient experience and outcomes.
Effective communication benefits not only health consumers but also providers. Doctors can provide medical advice via virtual consultations from any location on Earth. More precisely, mobile health apps enable doctors to monitor patients following surgery, expedite discharge, and conduct virtual follow-up to improve postoperative recovery and patient satisfaction.
Encourage good health
Healthy life apps are currently the most popular apps, as more people are concerned about their health. Healthy life apps are primarily designed to help people stay in shape, follow strict diets, or improve their sleep cycle. Some apps allow users to keep track of their sleep patterns and other personal data. Having such data will help people set safe and reasonable fitness goals, increasing their chances of achieving their goals. The data can also be shared with personal trainers or friends for additional advice and support.