One of the biggest, and most useful, areas for growth in mobile apps is healthcare. Apple led the way with its smartwatch that integrated hardware and software beautifully to bring healthcare to the masses. This led to integration of artificial intelligence in mobile apps development paving the way for use by healthcare professionals, hospitals and patients alike. A lot has been done so far and there are still miles to go. So far, one can see innumerable ways mobile apps have improved healthcare for everyone.
Fitness fanatics welcomed Apple smartwatch with open arms or, should we say, wrists? This nifty little device can do a lot to help you keep track of your health and improve it. You can set a sleep schedule and wake up on time. The heart rate sensor gives you up to the second status on your heart rates, based on which you can vary rigorousness of your fitness regime like aerobics and running. Afraid of Covid’s impact? Use the watch’s blood oxygen level monitoring app and then wash your hands thoroughly with the watch keeping track of for how long you did it. Ladies can keep track of menstrual cycles and plan their calendar and diet. Development of mobile apps in the iOS ecosystem is easier for mobile apps Development Company since Apple makes available its SDK. Engage the right developer to go one up and come up with your own app for the iOS environment.
Mobile apps for healthcare providers
The term “healthcare providers” covers hospitals, nurses, paramedics and doctors providing services that revolve around the patient. With so many people involved and data that must be shared securely it falls on mobile apps to facilitate healthcare delivery. Mobile apps development in this segment variously facilitate:
- Flawless communication between all care givers with secure access to patient records
- Monitoring of patient’s condition remotely
- Appointments, scheduling, cancellation, confirmation
- Link up with devices with smartwatches to monitor heart rate and blood sugar, for example
- Patients to find information through the apps to manage high blood pressure, diabetes and other conditions
- Management insurance related matters, billing, payments, reminders
- Doctors to advise paramedics in ambulances delivering first aid in cases of accidents and emergencies to follow the right procedures as well as video conference with other doctors to decide on a line of treatment or surgery.
Half of the world’s population uses smartphones and 87% of doctors use a smartphone or tablet and 54% use it in their practice. Overall about 90% of healthcare professionals use mobiles in professional settings so apps are more than welcome to let them do any and all of the above.
Patients outnumber doctors and this places an inordinate burden on doctors to critically carry out diagnosis and analysis of lab reports, X-rays, CT scans and ultrasound imaging. Mobile apps development company play a stellar role in coming up with apps endowed with ML and artificial intelligence that can check lab reports, X-rays and MRIs to pinpoint anomalies and carry out diagnostics speedily and with more accuracy.
Find doctors and healthcare providers
You never know when you will need to consult a specialist in your area or when you will need ambulance services. Searching online takes time. The shortcut is an app that gives you immediate information about specialists and ambulance services in your area. Simple but quite effective.
Training and education
Mobile apps development companies have already come up with apps focused on training and education. On the one hand doctors can view ongoing surgeries through their phones and enhance knowledge. Apps can also help doctors to get together online for conferences and seminars and, by the same token, use the app to hold virtual training and health awareness camps for the general public. There are over 318000 mhealth apps in app stores and 200 new apps are added every day with the healthcare mobile app market set to exceed $ 111 billion by 2025.
While people in cities have multiplicity of choices, those in rural areas do not have access even to a general practitioner. Mobile apps development change all this by coming up with apps that let doctors carry out remote consultation using the patient’s camera (and possibly other sensors) to get a visual check, interact with patients and send out e-prescriptions for primary healthcare.
This is touching the tip of the proverbial healthcare apps iceberg. A lot is possible and you can explore concepts by engaging mobile app Development Company to come up with an app that benefits you and members of the public.
Shobhit Srivastava holds the position of Digital Marketing Executive at Ecosmob, a Customized VoIP and Web-IT Solution provider company. A writer at day and a reader at night, he is having keen digital marketing skills along with an experience in writing an SEO-friendly, creative & informative contents for distinct industries.