How Mobile Technology Is Transforming Today’s Healthcare Services

Mobile technology, since its inception has greatly changed the way we function. There is a massive tilt to the side of mobile tech as it makes us more efficient and helps us stay abreast of the latest trends and news. It covers every part of on daily lives and has every detail on our businesses and personal life. There is so much expectation as mobile tech continues to grow, spreading its tentacles to all facets of our interests. App developers strive to ensure that they create relevant solutions to our basic human needs in form of new apps. We will continue to experience an exponential increase in the usage of mobile tech as more and more people become aware of its potential.

The year 2014 marked the year of mobile tech. statistics say there was an upspring in the sale of mobile devices giving way to the development of applications which are relevant for work, pleasure, health and other uses. Health care services have seen a great turnaround from sales of mobile devices as well. Here are ways that mobile tech has improved health care;

  • Post-operation care on mobile app

Medical concierge apps are very helpful for after operations. They show directives, possible effects and facts on how to handle certain conditions remotely without the aid of a physician. This app ensures that patients are not left without guidelines or a prescribed physical recovery plan. This service offers an option to patients who may not be convenience to make those little trips to the hospital. It is a necessary intervention that saves time and money. In years to follow, there will be an increase in the usage of these apps.

  • Mobile caregiver for patients of mental health

When it comes to mental illnesses that deal with cognitive abilities and emotions, there is a need to keep close tabs on patients who are mentally challenged. This is necessary in order to gather information and behavioral data that would help to prescribe treatment method. In some cases the patient may not be domicile in the medical facility and the physicians mostly operate through visits and consultations. There is a need to ensure that a home therapy would be fully effective. This can be done with modern mental healthcare apps such as “Pacifa”, which is used to tackle depression and to manage emotions through creating a channel of positive thoughts. This is a self administered support model which could be the answer to mental health challenges faced by hundreds and thousands of people across the globe.

  • Administrative operation

One thing the hospital administrator has to sieve through more often than they would like is data which can range from medical history, confidential patient records, transaction data, knowledge database, and the likes. Most times these details are needed before treatment can commence and these delays the urgent care a patient should receive. Thanks to mobile tech and other softwares, these data are at the fingertips and is very efficient in both collecting and sharing discreetly.

  • Mobile doctor

With the development of mobile apps for health and fitness, more and more people are becoming health conscious. These medical apps come in a few categories; there are apps for cardio and muscular fitness, for healthy dieting including menu for diabetics and other health conditions, for psychological and emotional wellness, for symptoms of diseases and infections, for self testing such as pregnancy, blood sugar, heart rate, and more. Another category is completely professional and used by physicians or medical practitioners. They also use apps for disease management and as away to administer scheduled drugs or health care. The ease of access into a patient’s medical records, simply by means of a mobile app is part of a great improvement in healthcare services.

  • Easy data collection

Smart phones such as android and iOS phones are used to harness a wide set of data which give incredible insights on patients, their behavioural pattern, choices, health orientation and beliefs these guide the way physicians administer health services. One of such analytical data tool is Big Data. There are significant changes in the method, quality, and quantity of data collected today.

  • Wearable technology

These techs are infused in devices such as wrist watches, hand-bands, jewelries and glasses. They can be worn anywhere are they essentially have trackers which monitor the health status of the person by monitoring vitals such as heart rate, perspiration, and temperature. Some wearable tech is invasive and come as micro-chips which are implanted under the skin. These devices are connected to mobile tech and can be monitored on mobile devices. Big corporations and work places are beginning to adopt wearable technology to monitor the health of employees as this would enable the management acquire information on the efficiency of employees.