The introduction of mobile device followed by smartphones and tablet computers has created a great impact on various industrial verticals and the healthcare sector seems no exception. Easy healthcare access is a great problem for people all over the world and large numbers of individuals do not receive quality care when they need the most. Fueled by the huge availability of smartphones, thousands of wellness, health and medical apps are now available for download to Android devices from online stores. Harnessing the power of Android, healthcare apps has become the prime focus of the health industry.
These new capabilities promise to change the way health care is accessed and delivered. Now doctors can easily access a lot of information about the patient’s health from various sources like lab tests, medical records and reference materials. Let us discuss some ways how an Android application can transform the healthcare industry:
Easy Access to Healthcare: With various Android apps, the need for patients and doctors to be in the same location has been eliminated. Patients who suffer from chronic diseases and live in remote areas or have very limited access to doctors find it difficult to visit the doctor in person. But with Android apps, both the physician and the patient can easily decide whether to visit in person or the service can be delivered virtually.
Access to Medical Knowledge: In many places, frontline health workers often find it difficult to access the medical information or even learn from the experiences of senior colleagues. They don’t have access to reference materials, diagnosis, treatment or even patient’s prescriptions. Android apps have enabled nurses and community health workers to gain more information on various healthcare, child diseases, immunization and etc. It has helped then to work more effectively and deliver proper care to the patients.
Easy Data Management: With a huge influx of patient, many companies find it difficult to manage the patient data. They need to hire professionals who can manage, respond to this inbound data. But mobile applications have enabled health care service providers to effectively manage and coordinate with the patient even in complex environments and gain access to the data anytime and from anywhere.
Improved Guidance to Patients: Earlier patients had to leave the hospital with various papers that contained detailed information to manage their own health. But today with mobile applications, all these information can be accessed easily and remembered. Such apps can remind you of your medicine, maintain the health chart etc.
Smartphone adoptions in the healthcare industry are growing and patients as well as health practitioners and professionals can now remain well informed and easily access the patient’s data from anywhere. Such apps enhance various procedures like billing, scheduling and facilitate communication between the healthcare professionals.