Everything You Need to Know About mHealth Apps
Today every user have their own Smartphone and Tablet. Or maybe at your last checkup your doctor used her smart device to help you know your health records. There are quite fair chances that you you are that doctor.
No matter, who you are, there’s a pretty good opportunity, that you are one of the 70% of the US citizens who are using some sort of mobile health (mHealth) app every day. Whether you’re a patient or a doctor, there are good chance chances that mHealth apps will remain something of a mystery to you. However, with such a wide range of mHealth apps, it has become difficult for you to know where to find the information you need.
What types of mHealth apps are out there?
AppStores have ocean of mHealth apps. And find the right mobile app for you is a kind of fishing in a lake that is flooded with many different species of fish. And, you never know what’s going to show up in your net. So, there is a vast array of “species” of mHealth app out there and some of them include overlapping capabilities. And, finding the right one that fits your needs can be a tedious task. There are various varieties on mHealth app available out there. Few of them include:
1. Clinical assistance apps
2. Monitoring & Tracking apps
3. Reminder apps
4. Reference & database apps
5. Healthy life apps
6. Communication apps
7. General facility information apps
8. Patient portal apps
9. Specialty apps
10. Super mHelath apps
So, Exactly who is using mHealth Apps?
Maybe you are thinking that your friend can best recommend you mHealth app. But that could not be the right way of finding the right mHealth app for you. The best way to find out which app would be right for you, or maybe you want to know who else is among the users. Here’s a hint: It’s not only teenagers! It could be:
- Women over 25
- Baby Boomers
- Parents & Moms
- Medicare and Military
- What’s The Future Of mHealth apps?
As we have already discussed that the upcoming year will see the beginning of top-notch apps, which includes greater adoption of the same category of apps that are already available in the market. And, undoubtedly, the upcoming year may also see increased in the mHealth regulations governed by FDA, which might eradicate the fears that some doctors are experiencing for prescribing mHealth apps to their patients. Furthermore, studies on the efficiency of mHealth apps may also, depend on the results, may lead to an uptick in the increasing number of physicians that will make them comfortable for recommending mobile Health apps.
So, it’s going to be an exciting time for mHealth apps!
Let us know what’s been your experience so far with mobile health apps? Have you ever used any mHealth apps or have used them in your practice or recommended to any of you patients? Add your suggestions and thoughts in the comments below!
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