In the times of COVID-19 pandemic, people are mostly advised to stay indoors and telehealth services are being extensively utilized for healthcare services. Mobile apps have revolutionized telehealth services with advanced technologies and at present, there are over 400,000 mobile health apps available in all app stores combined! As per the Global Market Insights, the market is estimated to reach $289.4 billion by 2025. Let us look at some healthcare aps and what qualities of healthcare management they are looking after.
The public health emergencies have impacted the mental wellbeing majorly due to the COVID-19 lockdown and this calls for increased pressure on doctors, nurses, and healthcare professionals at work place. Unmind, is a B2B digital mental health platform developed for employees to help professionals tackle their stress by offering an introduction to mental health and various exercises to enhance mood and concentration. In collaboration with psychologists, this app trains the employees through interactive content to diminish the stigma in the workplace and help them take care of their mental well-being.
- Ovia Health
According to a WHO report, over 800 women face mortality every day from preventable causes pertaining to labor and pregnancy worldwide. Ovia Health app allows family members and caregivers to keep a close tab on the health parameters of their pregnant relative and this can actually help in understanding her level of critical situation if she suffers from chronic conditions and is unable to visit doctors. Other similar apps from Ovia are Ovia Pregnancy, Ovia Parenting, Ovia Fertility, etc. These apps help working women and families to make important health decisions regarding maternity and parenthood.
- mSafety Mobile Health
In terms of mHealth sensor technology, Sony’s mSafety mobile health platform with a customizable smartwatch and cloud connectivity is designed for mobile health firms for building up a patient monitoring solution. In Europe, it is used to monitor compliance in kidney patients and this can also be used to estimate patient risks so that safety measures can be notified.
- MIM Radiology App
With the advancement in medical technology, health apps are now able to provide real time reports for health tests remotely on a mobile phone. In that respect, MIM Radiology App was one of the first FDA approved medical apps that did radiology imaging to help the professionals by offering access to MRI, X-ray, PET, CT, and Ultrasound images. This app allows the experts to use cloud technology for saving diagnostic-quality X-rays for studying further and examine.
Some primary health care apps that bring hospital services to you by keeping your safety in mind during COVID-19 are PlushCare and Amwell that offer low-cost doctor visits during this time. On the same line, Nutrimedy takes care of the clinical nutirition using a telehealth-enabled platform. Through this app, clinical dietitians can give personalized care outside the hospital and provide evidence-based remote nutrition management to patients. Hospitals and healthcare organizations can also create personalized nutrition plans with one-on-one discussions for enhancing patient conditions.
There a lot of apps based on telehealth services and with these options, the future of telemedicine and healthcare management looks quite promising by guaranteeing better healthcare tracking and patient care quality.