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Apps Creating a Buzz in the Healthcare Industry

Paying a visit to the doctor’s office is an experience that most of us hate. But, do we really have any choice left in case we are not keeping well?

Several apps have come into being playing a significant role in making waiting at the doctor’s office more entertaining. There are also apps today that can entertain the people with low vision and make healthcare more accessible to the individuals belonging to the low income groups and the people who are unable to access healthcare facilities at a given point in time like someone getting wounded while on an adventure trip or need to remain housebound owing to the weather.

Today, it is possible to get in touch with a doctor regardless of the place you are in at the moment. Telemedicine and telehealth apps are making healthcare convenient, preventative as well as significantly more efficient.

Epocrates

Regarded as ‘the #1 medical reference app’, the health care providers simply love this app. Designed for the sole purpose of improving care, this app offers clinical intelligence incorporating guidelines, in-depth content on diseases as well as suggestions on the alternative medicines.

Doctor on Demand

Doctor on demand offers faster as well as easier access to the doctors, psychologists and other healthcare providers across the country. This app will allow you to see a health care provider for video consultations, get him write a prescription or answer a few queries. It also allows access to the certified physicians who would treat you for the flu and cold symptoms, allergies, infections, injuries, back pains, etc. Psychologists are also available for consultation.

While video consultations are possible at the flat rate of $40, the consultations for mental health begin at $50.

My Medical

This record keeping app allows accessing the electronic medical records. This is not for one individual but the families can keep all the records in one account, a real help especially for the parents with small children. This app poses as one of the best replacements for the paper records and the electronic systems holding bits and pieces of your medical record.

Contrary to other applications, here the data gets stored right on the device rather than on the remote servers. There is little need to worry about your data getting public. This app is thus, quite secure.

HealthTap

Have you ever made an appointment with a doctor just to ask him a couple of questions? We have several queries about the disease we are infected with and the drugs we are prescribed. In most of the cases, we cannot clear all our queries. We do not ask the questions because we feel that the questions are not so urgent and at times we wonder, can we really afford to waste valued time of the doctor on such a silly question? The app makes clearing the queries easier.

There are various ways to ask a question here. The question can be asked openly which comes free of charge and the other way of asking questions come at a charge. For the free version, anyone can post a query and you can get a question answered by several doctors. You need not put in your real name here, thus, this is essentially anonymous. If you want to ask a question privately to a doctor, it would come at a cost.

Medscape

This is one of the leading medical resources chiefly used by the doctors, medical students and other healthcare professionals. The free content put on offer by this application is absolutely mind boggling and it is growing with each update. Though this is chiefly a drug reference app, most forget that this is a small textbook too. This is one of the best apps to refresh your medical knowledge.

PingMD

This app is chiefly used by the doctors to connect with each other. This can be used by the patients as well, but they usually use this application on being asked to by their doctor. If you have been asked to use this app, you can rest assured of the fact that your doctor is making use of it as well.

A large number of applications are in use today each of which has a role to play in bettering healthcare. Which app would you like to use?

Written By

He is the head of Sales and Customer Relations. Bio, Has been in the DME (Durable Medical Equipment) and Long Term Care Sales industry for over 20 years. Brought his experience and expertise to Mobi Medical in 2014 as VP of Sales and Customer relations.

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