Not too long ago someone claimed that Steve Jobs was going to have a massive impact on how medical professionals operated and how they interfaced with their patients. Many who heard this simply rolled their eyes and waved it off as a crazy whim. The fact is that today’s medical practice is quickly adopting and even advancing the technology as a whole. Mobile Medical Applications open many doors to new and exciting ideas and our medical professionals are increasing their efficiency. With an increased efficiency they are saving more lives and preventing more damage than ever before.
We are told that an easy way to lose weight without a lot of effort is to do things like take the stairs or parking further away in the parking lot to increase how far you had to walk. These things are great, but we don’t get to see exactly how these things impact us. With health monitoring devices and medical applications a new level of weight loss is nearing. We as a people like to see results and when what you’re doing feels like chipping away at an iceberg it can be daunting. With this technology we can see just how much all of the little things we are told to do in a day help us. We can see how it all adds up in the end and see the loss as it is happening. This is not only satisfying, it is also motivating. Many of us just need that little extra motivation to get there and mobile technology might be the key.
When you go to the doctor with symptoms you are expecting that that particular doctor will know what is wrong with you. More often than not this is the case, but in some when the issue is a little out of the doctors’ expertise they can get immediate answers and know what the next move is. Medical Reference Technology is quickly showing to be helpful and in some cases a life saver. Doctors in areas such as China, Haiti, and Kenya may not have the best medical care training available. Having a repository of knowledge that can not only assist in diagnosing an illness, but will tell you the correct treatment including doses for various individuals is simply ground breaking. This can also enable doctors to get the most current info on a disease or medication quickly and easily. This can and will save lives.
If you have ever had a basic medical question and had to deal with the hassle of getting in to see the doctor you will appreciate the app iTriage and its ilk. These medical applications circumvent the tedious process and helps you diagnose your symptoms as well as answer all those basic questions. If your needs cannot be met by the app it will assist you by pointing you in the direction of a doctor or a professional that can. It can create doctors’ appointments and even check yourself into the emergency room all from your mobile device.
Many hospitals are adopting mobile devices as a supplement to their care practices. When you have a large building with a large amount of professionals and doctors things can get a little unorganized at times. Using mobile devices and technologies doctors and nurses can communicate, gather and share information, and even check in or out patients. This frees up a lot of effort and also speeds everything up. The use of these medical applications can even aid in the initial screening of patients. Enter in your symptoms to be directed to the correct person to assist you.
Mobile Health Care or mHealth for short is quickly becoming a normal thing to see. It is spreading rapidly and is starting to save lives. There are an estimated three million people every year that medical professionals as a whole fail to reach with diagnosis, treatment, or health care. This is simply too high. Mobile Technologies are helping to make medical knowledge more available so that cases that don’t need a face to face doctor get the help they need and leave the doctors available to those that need it. All of these developments are phenomenal and are growing exponentially. mHealth is expanding and soon instantaneous communication of doctors across the world to give a patient care will be a reality that not only exists, but flourishes. Imagine a world where the advice of a brain surgeon is simply a click away. Anything is possible and every day App developers are pushing the boundaries to find new ways to help others and improve their processes.