Around the world, mhealth activities bring a boost in the healthcare industry & become the first choice of all healthcare providers. As per the global survey, World health organisation found that mobile health activities spread their wings in almost all countries, but with variation in adoption levels. Following activities includes responding to patient enquirers online followed by using telemedicine, raising health awareness, SMS for appointment reminders, monitoring patients, accessing patient records etc.
Provide Remote Patient Monitoring
With the help of the mobile device, now doctors or physicians can easily diagnose or treat their patient who live in a remote area or not able to visit their clinic using remote patient monitoring technique. It allows hospital staff & caregivers to share patient history & record with doctor. With the help of this nurses or caretaker can easily track the patient motion & location. Especially in the case of dementia if a patient walks outside of specified area, it shows an alert to nurse or caretaker if he/she stops moving. It proves to be a beneficiary in monitoring elderly patients who live independently in their home.
Today’s lots of wearable devices came into existence which got sync to mobile devices & let the person know about their health. In the market, lots of wearable devices like Fitbit, wristbands, glasses etc are available that play crucial roles in monitoring & tracking the personal wellness of an individual. For applications such as HexCare aggregate, the data acquired by these wearables into an appropriate dashboard & shows the people exact results of their health. Some applications also include the facility of indicating alert/warning to a patient in case of emergency & allow the physicians to treat their patients even at a remote distance.
Helping The Elderly and Expectant Mothers
Mobile devices really change the way of care delivered not for younger’s even for elderly also. Mostly, the elder people & expectant mothers forget to take their prescriptions at the specified time which adversely affects their health. Mobile health technology or devices have the potential to overcome these problems & helps them anytime anywhere. Patients no longer to visit doctor’s office to be reminded to take their medicine, they got personal reminders via email, automated text messages or phone calls. For expectant mothers, various healthcare mobile apps are available in the market which tells them how to handle various stages of pregnancy & problems that come up.
Extending Rural Access
To provide medical services in the rural areas is a big challenge for almost all countries around the world. Every nation has disparities between rural & urban areas because of the availability of multi-specialist hospitals, healthcare professionals etc in urban areas. With the help of mobile healthcare services, people live in a rural area gets easily connected with their doctors or physicians through video conferencing. Using broadband connections, doctors geographically examine/diagnose the patient problem & treats them as soon as possible. As per research, E-health really cuts the costs of medical care among the elderly by 25%, improve tuberculosis treatment compliance by at least 30%.
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