Mhealth Apps: Potential Usage In Healthcare Practices

Mobile health apps have brought in a revolutionary change in the medical field with its broad range of facilities. These apps are a bit different for EMR software. These apps have integrated a broader perspective to the medical approach on both sides, from practitioners as well as patients. The mobile apps are designed for smart phones and tablets, which are handy devices. The range of apps available in the market can be segregated into two distinct divisions. Primarily one type is designed for doctors and medical practitioners and the other for patients.

A quick glimpse at Mobile Health app usage for doctors

Doctors can utilize these apps for various purposes. Like for example, some of the apps store detailed information about drugs and diseases. Thus with such an expanded database of medicines and diseases, doctors can easily refer to required information about drugs, like their compositions, companies manufacturing such drugs etc.

Some advanced apps are equipped with special monitors for gauging the glucose level, blood pressure, asthma syndromes etc of patients instantly. This saves a lot of time in the treatment and diagnosis procedure so that medical treatment can be started as soon as possible.

Mobile Health app usage for patients

At the same time, patients can also utilize certain mobile apps to keep track of their treatment, or to keep records of the medications advised to them. This can all be done with the guidance of your medical practitioner. Therefore this simplifies the matter for patients as well, since they do not have to memorize the actual medical information from their charts. They can fetch all the information from apps, just like doctors fetch details from EMR software.

Popular Mobile Health apps

ISABEL: This app is designed in order to reach diagnosis options faster. Here the doctors can enter the visible and chief symptoms, and the app database fetches the applicable diagnosis and medication options that could be useful for the symptoms.

EPOCRATES: This is common and popular app among doctors. But its function is a bit different; it provides ready information to doctors about medicines, their dosage for both adults and children and even the potential side effects.

IHEALTH WIRELESS PULSE OXIMETER: This app is dedicated for patients of sleep apnea. With increasing cases of this disease where the oxygen supply is not sufficient because of blockage of windpipes, this app has become quite popular. Patients need to wear a special wireless fingertip sensor while going to bed, which sends rapid data to the phone and keeps continuous track of their exact blood oxygen levels.

These were just a few among many different kinds of mobile health apps available these days to suit various medical purposes. Doctors as well as patients are showing keen interest in using these apps. Keeping records of drug information, ready checking of Glucose level, BP etc have become much easier with the help of these apps. In future these apps will find more advanced utility in healthcare management systems. Technical developers are striving to bring about potential and revolutionary advancement in the apps to facilitate healthcare more and more.

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