Three Ways Mobility Will Digitize Healthcare Industryby Tech Addict Writer, Blogger In the last decade, the healthcare industry has experienced the reverberations of the digital boom. From medical treatments and pharmaceutical products to diagnostic techniques – everything has stepped into the virtual realms, crossing the physical boundaries of the traditional world. If we go by the numbers, there are 165,000 health and fitness mobile applications available on Google Play and App Store. Millions of apps are downloaded in a day as a result of which the mobile health industry is expected to reach $59.1 billion by 2020.
Having said that, healthcare mobile apps are on the rise and several healthcare enterprises are looking to capitalize on this opportunity by leveraging cross platform app development services. In fact, Google is already working towards reinventing healthcare and if we believe the rumors, Apple too is planning to get in the game. With such tremendous revolution occurring in the healthcare space, it becomes imperative to understand how the healthcare professionals and consumers will use and act on information processed via mobile. So, let’s go through the following three ways digital apps and mobility will transform the healthcare sector.
1. Improved access to patient care: People who live in rural areas or suffer from chronic diseases are often deprived of the primary care due to no or limited access to healthcare professionals. But with mobility, the requirement for patients and doctors to be available in the same location is eliminated. Patients can reach out to doctors instantaneously and get diagnosed. In case of elderly patients, doctors can prescribe medicines through the app and decide whether a physical visit is required or not. In addition, apps also allow doctors provide healthcare services virtually by checking prescriptions and medical reports, re-prescribing a course, providing regular advice, and monitoring improvements.
2. New business models: Mobile apps can aid in generating abundant data from sensors and devices that can help healthcare professionals create new business opportunities. Today’s healthcare services and business models are dominated by an influx of inbound patient data. Businesses can set up new companies focused on managing this inbound data. For example, they can set up large call centers to have nurses, pharmacists, doctors and other healthcare professionals gather, evaluate, manage and respond to the inbound data. Moreover, mobile apps also make it easier to efficiently manage patient care in a complex environment.
3. Improved patient engagement: Long queues, complex medical procedures, lack of quality and cost transparency are a few things that restrain patients from engaging with physicians. It also annoys patients to know that their physician is running late or unavailable even after booking an appointment. In such a scenario, having a dedicated mobile app can help to reduce complexities for both physicians as well as patients.
The future of the world is digital. By developing a healthcare mobile app for the top performing operating systems (Android and iOS), doctors can easily cater to a massive user base. Not only the app will simplify their day-to-day operations but also speed up the healthcare monitoring and management processes. Doctors can allow their patients to monitor and manage their health on their own.
Everything from prescriptions, bills, and advice can be processed and maintained within the app. Furthermore, a digital app can remind patients about their dose of medicines, monitor side-effects, and store or transfer data for further diagnosis. Have you used or built an app for your medical practice? If so, how has it helped you revolutionize your medical operations? Share your views with us using the comment box below.
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