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Impact of Analytics and Healthcare Mobile Applications on the Industry

Impact of HealthCare

With a surge in the usage of smartphones, mobile engagement technology is on a constant rise as the consumer expectations for instant access to products and services is growing.

The healthcare industry now aims to adopt new strategies to upgrade workflows and aid patient engagement. Increased patient engagement can be achieved when the providers and patients partner to work for improved health results. Healthcare organizations are using mobility solutions extensively for better patient engagement, with the aim to take full benefit of the many capabilities that mobile technology and platforms have to offer.

  • Record Maintenance and Access :

    The availability of an array of apps has made data collection and retrieval easy such as maintaining patient's information and medical records. Medical professionals can securely access this information through the apps whether they are based remotely or on site. Apps like PatientKeeper Mobile Clinical Results provides physicians with access to patient clinical information via either Apple or mechanical man mobile devices. TeamViewer may be a general app that may be put in on mobile devices, permitting remote access to desktop PCs.

    In the absence of such apps, a virtual private network (VPN) log-in can often be obtained from the hospital to allow remote secure access into the in-house network through the Internet to view records for emergency consultations. Epic Systems is a company that has partnered with Apple to launch several apps that include billing, scheduling and clinical support app for the iPhone and iPad.

  • Patient Management :

    Mobile apps may also facilitate clinicians establish the suitable scans or tests to order, decreasing unnecessary procedures and reducing cost of care. Lab may take a look at apps offer info such as: reference, values and interpretation, causes for abnormal values, and laboratory unit conversions.

    They include: Pocket Lab Values, Lab Pro Values, Palm LabDX, Normal Lab Values, Lab Unit Converter, Labs 360, Davis's Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests, and Pocket Guide to Diagnostic Tests.

    Mobile apps can also be used directly to conduct simple examinations for visual acuity or colour blindness, as well as blood pressure or glucose level. The iMurmur app provides recordings of twenty varieties of heart murmurs, allowing a physician to match and identify what she or he hears. Many apps are available to determine pregnancy due dates by using a patient's sonogram and date of last period, such as “Perfect OB Wheel.” These apps have been said to predict pregnancy due dates more accurately than the paper wheels that had previously been the standard.

  • Clinical Decision-Making :

    Mobile devices provide professionals with convenient and rapid access to evidence-based information, supporting clinical decision-making at the point of care.

    Diagnosaurus, a popular, low-cost mobile differential diagnosis app for the iPhone, iPad, and iTouch, can help ensure that alternative diagnoses are not overlooked.


Healthcare providers and organizations are forced to find better strategies due to the increasing demand. Ultimately, the advantage of mobile apps in healthcare lies in delivering high quality care with an increase in patient engagement. Mobile healthcare apps are proving to be a boon in achieving patient satisfaction which can influence success for providers and overall healthcare industry.