The American healthcare industry going mobile
The rise of digital health organizations in the US has resulted in a wealth of mobile apps and services, medical and employer products and increased popularity of tools that can incorporate these new and pre-existing workflows.
The rise of digital health organizations in the US has resulted in a wealth of mobile apps and services, medical and employer products and increased popularity of tools that can incorporate these tools with new and pre-existing workflows. New legislation has spurred many of these trends, specifically the HITECH Act, which offers financial incentives to physicians to adopt digital patient health and data records management systems. Many of the requirements to obtain potentially thousands of dollars in incentives are related to the implementation of mobile apps and other types of services that can best be accessed via mobile phones or tablet devices.
Mobile devices increase proximity between physicians and their patients
Some mHealth services are simple niche tools that aim at making a doctor’s life easier and frictionless For instance, physicians can more easily keep current on research and publications with Docphin, a web and mobile app that takes features from RSS readers and social networks to provide current information with trusted source credibility. Startups like drchrono provide information and certification for HITECH requirements, and improve medical staff efficiency with EHR integration. But more than digital assistants, mobile devices are powerful tools for data collection and processing. Either way, those recent innovations all have the same end goal: saving time to physicians so they can ultimately concentrate on patients and avoid misdiagnosis.
While empowering consumers and employees
But patients also are gaining tools with the spread of mHealth offerings. mHealth apps can help patients find doctors, connect with their physicians for advice, setup reminders about when to take their medicine for instance. For instance, HealthTap is a consumer-side app that can be customized to track conversations on conditions and diseases, and connects directly with physicians. Another type of mHealth app help consumers adopt healthier behaviors. Applications like LUMOback use sensors to track users’ data, posture and habits, to help them improve their health in the long run. Aside from improving people’s health, those apps claim to help them, the government and companies a lot of money.
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