Mobile Medical Apps – Healthcare on Smartphones

Mobile technology has become ubiquitous, and anybody can communicate anywhere, anytime. Global mobile statistics suggest that there are now about 364 million smartphone users in India.

As per the PwC Report for GSMA, mobile technology will play a significant role in the provision of health services, globally. In India, as the number of doctors is getting skewed, there is a definite burden on the practicing doctors to handle the volume of patients. Mobile health applications can really be effective for remote patient monitoring, emergency response, antenatal care and for patient education.

Mobile apps generate a lot of buzz in the market today, and they can definitely help doctors for better functioning of their clinical practices. There are about 31,000 health and medical related apps.

Apps can help doctors to schedule appointments and create alerts/reminders for their patients. There are some apps which can be good for easy reference about drugs, symptoms and diagnosis, for better patient management. Doctors can also view the patient records and follow the progress of their patients. There are also imaging apps, where digital X-rays and MRI scans can be viewed.

Every doctor needs to identify apps for the effective management of their practice. The apps can be easily downloaded from Google Play on Android devices or the App Store on Apple smartphones.

Let us see how mobile medical apps can facilitate the daily schedule of practicing doctors.

What is a Mobile app? It is defined as a software program that can be executed on a mobile platform – generally, smartphones or tablets. The most common one today, and which has become a part of everybody’s life, is Whatsapp.

Let us understand what a “Mobile Medical App” is. The US FDA explains that a Mobile Medical App is a medical device which is an ...

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11 Comments

  1. HARASUNDAR PANDA
    Posted Apr 2015 at 7:03 am | Permalink

    How can I get the medical apps?

    • AK Val
      Posted Apr 2015 at 6:53 am | Permalink

      You can download from the Google or iTunes playstore.

    • Koustubh Naik
      Posted Apr 2015 at 4:33 pm | Permalink

      We at Periwinkle Technologies (bhramarhealth.com) can publish one for you – in your name – with your customized parameters..We are an incubatee company of NCL Venture Center, Pune focused on mHealth and have a suite of B2B mHealth apps targeted at specialist doctors, wellness centers, path labs, community support groups, etc. knaik@periwinkletech.com

      • AK Val
        Posted Apr 2015 at 8:48 am | Permalink

        Thanks Mr.Koustubh for the information. I will definitely let you know my requirement. This is a great venture and more so available in the Indian diaspora.

  2. arati shahade
    Posted Apr 2015 at 4:12 am | Permalink

    i have a custom made mobile app to remotely monitor my patients SMBG reports. this has helped avert events as small as increments in blood sugar levels to serious episodes of hypoglycemia and readmission to hospitals.
    I strongly recommend doctors to use these tools which are handy and cost effective for patients. doctors can monetize these apps as they get rooted in the tradition and become a part of life.
    you may contact periwinkle technologies, and their bhramar platform for various combinations depending on needs of health care provider.
    This is the way to go in future in our country where network has pervaded and covers the interiors and folk have become mobile literate.

    • AK Val
      Posted Apr 2015 at 8:51 am | Permalink

      Thanks for posting this comment. I really appreciate your efforts to participate in patient care more effectively. Please spread the word with your doctor friends and also during conference meetings.

  3. Laxminarayan PRODDUTOOR
    Posted Apr 2015 at 12:44 am | Permalink

    Is there an App which can help doctors as well as non doctors to assess their risk in getting Diabetes in their later life?

    • AK Val
      Posted Apr 2015 at 9:25 am | Permalink

      There are many apps for risk assessment, which can monitor blood pressure,weight, blood glucose levels,exercise capacity but in diabetes management clinician’s role is very vital. I will explore more on diabetes apps in the market.

  4. DevRabbit IT Solutions
    Posted Dec 2016 at 7:05 am | Permalink

    Hello,
    The Article about Mobile Medical Apps is nice. give detail information about the features of Mobile App ,Thanks for Sharing the information about it

    • Dr. Ashwini Valimbe
      Posted Dec 2016 at 6:51 am | Permalink

      Thank you for the comments. You can email me for further information.

      • Dr myle Akshay Kiran
        Posted Nov 2017 at 1:45 pm | Permalink

        Dear sir my name is Dr myle Akshay Kiran, international research scholar and reviews member, public health awareness program member, physicians advisory board member, medical advisor, MD AM

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