Make Way for Mobile Technology in Healthcare

Make Way for Mobile Technology in Healthcare

Alex D'Souza, Healthcare Tech Outlook | Friday, October 25, 2019

Mobile HealthcareAdaptability is another significant feature to consider when creating an application. Gathering user feedback, tracking use, and examining patient outcomes can reveal where that tool is working well and where it needs improvement.

FREMONT, CA: Consider the amount of data sitting in hospital’s filing cabinets, accumulating dust… Healthcare, particularly in emergencies, relies significantly on instant access to current, precise, and complete, and information or the consequences could be quiet fatal.

However, one still insists on capturing the information on paper materials that are hard to find and very easy to ignore. Information access is an endemic issue, but the healthcare industry as a whole has been slow to embrace an improved way.

Today there are innumerable examples of technology changing the way nurses, doctors, and patients operate. The tool can connect a doctor in a rural or remote area directly with a specialist. Applications may seem like a modest investment compared to other healthcare avenues, but their effect can be enormously tremendous. The instance bodes well for providers, administrators, and patients alike.

Making Apps Work for the Healthcare

Digital healthcare is projected to be worth a $200 billion global industry by 2020, with mobile health making up 46 percent of the total. The potential of mobile health is irrefutable, but that does not mean every application is a positive development.

Availability is a priority. Any healthcare application should be available on all digital distribution services so that most physicians have access. The tool should also work offline for physicians in remote locations who are not reliant on an internet connection and do not experience technical problems. To ensure the interface does not cause issues, applications should also allow users to zoom in and out on specific information.


Adaptability is another significant feature to consider when creating an application. Gathering user feedback, tracking use, and examining patient outcomes can reveal where that tool is working well and where it needs improvement. Over time, the software must become better at serving doctors and patients alike. The software, moreover, should be designed to offer simple solutions to pervasive problems in the healthcare system.

How Technology will Persist to Change Healthcare

When doctors require access to specialized data, they need to open the app for instant information. Oncology, orthopedics, neurology, and many other specialties depend on standardized protocols that are easy to access using the software.

It is easy to picture a world where applications function as dynamic, helpful treatment tools. For instance, envisage a general practitioner who suspects the patient of having dementia but does not have the required neurological training to make the analysis. Plugging the patient’s test results, symptoms, and other information into a tool can offer a preliminary diagnosis. The software could then recommend the top course of action and automatically connect the patient with a qualified neurologist. The goal behind the occurrence is to eliminate obstacles to care while making the treatment cycle as competent as possible.

One reason why doctors and nurses are excited about mobile medicine is for its prospect to correct negative patient behaviors. The combination of applications and wearable devices hold similar potential. The wearables initially seemed like a comparatively simple way to track things such as calories burned and steps taken.

However, research has shown that smartwatch users are using technology to track more enhanced ailments like sleep apnea, diabetes, and hypertension. With sleep apnea and other diseases, consumers are reporting diagnostic rates higher than predicted. The data suggests that wearable devices, first-hand patient reporting, and real-time data collection could have a substantial impact on people’s understanding and treatment of chronic illnesses.

The future of applications, wearables, and digital medicine is optimistic. Furthermore, the healthcare industry requires adoption of connected infrastructure skilled in synthesizing technology and information from inside and outside the hospital. With developments, technology will transform how one thinks about health, wellness, and healthcare as a whole.

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