Technology Takes the Healthcare Industry

Nowadays, our entire lives are neatly organized on our smartphone devices. We have apps for banking, shopping, social networking, and travel, to name a few. With new health trends and a need for constant communication between patients and doctors, bridging the gap between technology and health offers significant benefits to both patients and providers.

Mobile-first technology, namely apps, are taking the industry by storm. Medication and Propeller Health are examples of tools that can assist patients with monitoring their own health and sharing it with their family and friends. Apps such as Medication are used for organization, as it allows individuals to keep track of pill dosages, set alarms to take their medicine, and even receive notifications of their next doctor appointments. Propeller Health is an app that is used with an a complementary inhaler device, and it delivers information to users about what triggers inhaler use and allows users to set reminders.

Different devices such as wearable sensors and EHR (electronic health records) software is making it easier for patients to communicate with their doctors at all times. Kardia, an app-based service, is combined with a wearable or handheld device produced by AliveCor Heart Monitors that records a 30-second transmittable EKG. Technology similar to this is making it possible for patients to receive the necessary information to make their lives safer and easier. After this information is collected and stored in an online database, it will be possible to determine future health trends.

Read more here- “Three Emerging Tech Tools Affecting Healthcare ” (Brian Honigman, Forbes)

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