Doctor apps to the rescue
In the case of government, doctors, patients and employers are increasingly adopting mHealth’s innovative devices, compelling applications (apps) and seamless connectivity to save time, budgets without compromising quality of the healthcare. Medical apps offer the opportunity to monitor health and encourage patient wellness on a moment-to-moment basis, instead of the occasional visit to the doctor's chamber. It also helps in the case of critical care patients or post-operative patients for the doctor decide whether the symptom warrants a visit to the doctor’s office or a tele-consultation will suffice.
These apps which provide an immediate and direct link between the doctor and patient are making consumers more confident and hence better patients and doctors more available and accessible.
Patients now do not have to jog their memories to recall past illnesses, symptoms or weight for that matter. Now information is being fed in with other data sets to provide a comprehensive look at a person’s individual health. And facilitating these are mobile smartphones, with tech platforms that can be used effectively to connect with physicians while processing information and data critical to the patients.
This is where latest technology like NFC (near field communication) brings in a huge advantage of minimal change management when introducing mHealth applications. NFC in its many applications, takes away the need for
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