As mentioned in our post, ‘13 Useful Mobile Apps For Life Scientists’, mobile devices have become widespread, and different mobile applications are rapidly being developed. One industry that is seeing great numbers in new mobile apps is the healthcare industry -- and rightly so. Research published in the Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare has revealed that the impending growth of the healthcare industry due to an aging population generates a greater need for mobile applications that will help healthcare professionals tend to patients more efficiently.
Over the past few years, we have witnessed the evolution of the healthcare industry. The credit here goes to emerging technologies like blockchain and artificial intelligence to name a few.
Just like various industry verticals, mobile applications have played a crucial role in the digitalization of the healthcare sector. Organizations are now readily adopting mHealth by hiring top healthcare app development companies to build excellent healthcare applications for their target user base.
Nowadays mobile devices are ubiquitous with an estimated number of smartphones and tablet PCs to exceed two billion globally.
The availability of internet connection in most public places, powerful processors, and user-friendly touch screen technologies make mobile devices useful not only for spare time activities but also for education and science.
Specialized mobile apps are ubiquitous in the area of healthcare providing value for medical doctors, as well as patients involved in various healthcare programs and therapies. Those include various apps for assisting clinical decision making by doctors, apps for monitoring physiological parameters of patients in real time, apps for managing doctor-patient interactions, apps for self-monitoring various health conditions and physiological parameters (for example, did you know you can identify a dangerous wart on your body using your mobile phone?) etc.