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Mobile Apps Development With Healthcare In View

Mobile Apps Development With Healthcare In View

Monday March 06, 2017,

4 min Read


Application development companies and health care professionals (HCPs) have partnered to utilize this medium in the provision of accurate service. Sure, there exists skirmishes between mobile app developers and the scientific community about claims attached to the use of their applications, like the $150,000 enforcement by the Federal Trade Commission on mobile app development company, UltimEyes. These situations are minute when compared to the number of mobile apps that assist healthcare professionals in effectively carrying out their duties.

Most mobile app developers are familiar with the use of mobile devices in the entertainment industry. They make mobile applications for smartphones meant to help users socialize, lay back and have fun. In recent years, however, mobile devices have taken on a new niche- healthcare.

The result of this partnership has provided a lot of benefits for HCPs, most notably the increased access to point-of-care equipment, which data evidence has shown to support objective decision-making and improved patient response. However, there remain some reluctant healthcare providers with some concerns, one of which is benchmark testing.

Although the benefits they offer are huge and the possibility staggering, improved standards and validation processes regarding mobile medical apps need to be constituted so that proper usage and integration of these fast-growing sophisticated tools into medical practice is successful. This will raise the benchmark for access to the medical mobile app scene while increasing the quality and safety of the apps currently in use by healthcare professionals.

Permeation of Devices

The growth of mobile technologies and envelope-push practice by app developers has significantly impacted many fields, including medicine. Smartphones and tablets now seamlessly blend both computing and communication functions into one device that can be carried about, permitting access and usage at the point of care terminals. Emerging features such as voice and text search, global positioning systems (GPS), sound recorders, and high-resolution cameras supported by herculean processors running complicated operating systems, mobile devices have essentially become pocket computers.

Without argument, mobile devices have deeply affected medicine. A survey carried out in 2015 of 500 professionals by Research Now, a firm based in Plano, Texas, revealed that 16% of healthcare professionals presently use mobile applications to monitor patients, but 46% intend to do so in the coming years. Strangely, 86% of these professionals expressed believe that mobile apps will raise their understanding of patients' conditions, while 46% commented that the apps would ameliorate their relationships with patients.

Research Now also conducted a survey of consumers who use medical apps and discovered a whopping 96% claiming they believe the devices aids in the improvement of life quality. Up to 60% employ them to monitor exercises and daily routine, 49% to measure calories and 42% to keep track of weight loss.

A Phoenix-based Clinic, Banner Health started a project called Intensive Ambulatory Care, which uses different mobile devices for residential monitoring of about 600 patients diagnosed with multiple chronic conditions. The program is free to patients, and it involves several ambulatory teams made up of two social workers, two physicians, two nurses, a health coach and a pharmacist who check up to 40 patients. Philips provides the devices, and they include a monitor and wireless scale for video communication. They remotely keep track of blood pressure, pulse rate, blood oxygen and glucose levels.

Medical devices and apps have become invaluable tools for Healthcare professionals. It is expected that as their features and uses are explored, they will be made more integrated into the system of healthcare provision and clinical practice, to the point where they are one and the same.

Mobile app development companies India and mobile app developers India must shift their focus from the entertainment to the health industry. One of the benefits of owning a mobile app development company is that you can tap into app development for every industry as long as you have capable mobile app developers India who always follow the trend in the mobile industry.

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