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Infographic: What are the Benefits of mHealth for Existing Healthcare Organizations, Patients, and Doctors?
In our recent article, we’ve taken a glance at the key healthcare challenges overcome by right software solutions. Meanwhile, mHealth is gathering pace as a promising opportunity for the Healthcare sector as well.
The utilization of mobile phones and wireless tech in healthcare is beneficial for both parties — patients and physicians — not to mention the medical industry per se.
What are the reasons why the global mHealth market is becoming one of the quickest growing areas (expected to hit $58.80 billion by 2024, according to Allied Market Research) and progressive trends? How are mHealth apps providing solutions to the healthcare market’s challenges?
The answer lies in the benefits of mHealth app solutions for patients, doctors, and healthcare.
Personal medication reminder
Forgot to take your pills? Took a wrong dose? It’s time to follow only positive scenarios and take your medications as prescribed. With smart alerts, mHealth apps don’t let you skip the antibiotics or injections.
Health and activity tracker
How many health apps are there in the market created for this purpose today? It’s hard to count them all. Regardless of your personal aims (achieving enough physical activity, weight loss, analyzing your performance, counting your dance steps, etc.), mHealth apps monitor all the parameters you wish.
Chronic disease care
Asthma, arthritis, diabetes, hypertension, or back pain are examples of chronic illnesses that demand permanent control. MHealth apps can measure blood pressure, glucose level, or even act as a spirometer and then provide recommendations.
All medical records at hand
There is no need to go through tons of paper in order to find a prescription or clinical report — mHealth apps will show you any document in a second.
Doctors on demand
Isn’t it attractive to contact medical specialists anytime you wish? Chat or text with them, request prescriptions, or consult on the symptoms when it is convenient for you? Doctors-on-demand apps make it real.
Such apps evolve over time — instead of going to the hospital or visiting doctors’ offices, you describe your symptoms in the app and choose a medical specialist to visit you. Calling a doctor now is as simple as calling a taxi!
Emerline sees a huge potential in such types of mHealth apps and while putting the mHealth solutions into practice, pays particular attention to their ease-of-use and intuitive design.
Single information repository
Doctors’ apps instantly provide them with any data required, including patients’ medical histories, guidelines, lists of contraindications, or other vital details.
Right decisions only
A key advantage of data accessibility is quick and sound decision making. When patients’ health is on the line, there’s no margin for errors. With the help of mHealth apps, physicians arrive at correct decisions.
As soon as a routine part of the job can be easily delegated to artificial intelligence today, doctors devote more time to patient care and challenging cases. AI handles monotonous tasks, which improves efficiency.
Digitalization for precise diagnostics
Mobile-based analysis eliminates or at least reduces the risk of human errors. Physicians who rely on digital tech determine right diagnoses.
In fact, a doctor-on-demand app is a win-win for both sides, as doctors do not need to see a patient in person (in case of online chatting or texting).
Strong marketing channel
Mobile devices and mobile apps are powerful marketing tools that help healthcare institutions improve relationships with their target audience by giving immediate access to relevant health information and ensuring networking.
Driver of competitive advantage
Offering their services and products via mobile apps, companies have a freedom of choice whether to provide attractive costs or count on a differentiation strategy.
Reaching new audiences
It is becoming more and more common to complement web applications with mobile alternatives to win a wider audience. That’s exactly what our team did while working on one of the healthcare projects. As the number of users who prefer mobiles to computers is growing, Emerline has built iOS and Android apps to extend the customer base of our client.
To learn more about mHealth solutions that will impact the future of healthcare, don’t hesitate to reach out to Emerline. Interested in the average mHealth app costs? Want to clarify the details on the health app usage statistics? No question will be left unanswered.