mHealthcare has redefined convenience and time management
Stress has become a worrying reality of daily life bringing along with it numerous health problems. But time is short, and to keep pace with the changing pace of lifestyle, healthcare has evolved to include mobile technology. Physicians and healthcare providers are increasingly using mobile and health apps in their practices every day to simplify the process of healthcare.
According to a recent survey of the rate of growth, mobile apps will be worth $20 billion in US alone by the end of this year. The global mHealthcare market is set to reach $40.5 billion in 2018 and over $220 billion in the next four years. The mHealthcare (mobile healthcare) trend will increase in the coming years as Artificial Intelligence and mobile technology become more sophisticated.
Traditional healthcare has been undergoing a rapid digital transformation. Fitness trackers, appointment scheduling, online health records, physician directories are some of the recent entrants on the field. Patients looking for greater convenience are only too happy to save time with healthcare apps while physicians and medical professionals use apps to improve their services and gain more patients.
Mobile healthcare is the latest trend and app makers are continually thinking of ways to cash in on the fitness frenzy while providing convenience, trust and services within reasonable costs to attract customers. Healthcare apps have bridged the gap between patients and healthcare providers with revolutionary, patient-centric, healthcare services driven by the massive influx of patient data and new data management practices. Therefore, mHealthcare apps are:
- Cost effective
- Readily available Solutions
Time being of essence in the medical industry, several large hospital groups are now offering comprehensive Medicare services through mobile apps such as online appointment booking, patient medical history, online health monitoring to vaccine reminders, prescription renewal and online consultation services.
mHealthcare is useful in numerous ways – instantly capturing and accessing patient data, delivering records, conducting mobile medical tests, facilitating communication and collaboration within the medical industry and providing online medical consultation. Major benefits include:
Real-time Records Access – Tracking of digital records is easier than before with mobile apps. All patient and member records can be stored in a single repository and easily accessed.
Improved Operations and Cost-control – When a multitude of systems and data in a hospital is connected via an app, it helps to streamline the operations while providing control over the internal management processes.
Remote-location Access – Timely online access to a doctor or video conference and audio call support can save travelling time and help prevent disasters.
Health plan options – Health plans and hospital benefits are easier to compare from an app while all transaction records and insurance claims can be easily tracked.\
Effective Communication – Through an app, doctors, patients, lab technicians, hospital managements can communicate effectively and in real-time with instant access to patient records and medical histories.
The future of Healthcare
mHealthcare is here to stay; it’s primary goals are quality improvement and patient satisfaction Given the rate of transformation, we can imagine a future where advanced machine learning and AI will replaces even mobile apps in healthcare practices.
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