Life-Changing Apps: Healthcare IndustryJuly 14th, 2011 | Posted by in Life-Changing Apps
Quixey is built on the idea that apps are powerful. Apps have drastically changed our daily lives, and we’re starting to see them change industries.
Apps are particularly promising in the healthcare and medicine industry. Web and mobile-based tools now exist that can vastly improve your health, or even save your life.
We’ve listed a few of the most interesting apps below – take a look, and perhaps you’ll find something for you.
This iPhone app is truly amazing. Enter your data to track your weight, resting heart rate, and blood pressure. The app will use this data to calculate your blood pressure, pulse, and body mass index. Over time the app builds trends to help you monitor your health.
It takes some discipline to continually add data to HeartWise. Even so, this app could be incredibly useful and promising if you build that data entry into your schedule. You can export your data to perform analysis or show your doctor.
This app is essentially a personal skin cancer prevention system. Just take a picture of your skin, and this app will assess your risk of skin cancer by scanning and analyzing your moles.
You can also track cases over time to analyze their progression, helping you monitor your health between doctor appointments.
AirStrip is one of many apps being used by hospitals. It is designed for doctors to remotely monitor their patients, pulling information from hundreds of different patient monitors and ECG machines. This helps eliminate time delay in the clinical assessment and treatment of patients. The app is accessible anywhere with cellular or Wi-Fi access.
These are just a few examples, but the point is clear: technology is making huge strides towards goals like remote medical diagnosis, real time health monitoring and personalized treatment. On an individual level, these apps have the potential to drastically improve your quality of life. On the industry level, apps could be revolutionary.
We are moving into the era of digital medicine. Each of these apps can replace or augment an entire test or process at the doctors office, saving you time, money, and health. Apps aren’t just mobile games anymore – they’re pieces of technology that change the way you live.