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The future of doctor-patient communication lies with mobile apps

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In the last few years we are seeing mobile technology dramatically expanding throughout the world and it is now at the point where global mobile traffic has doubled for the fourth year in a row and projections are it will increase even more, with more than 10 billion mobile devices in use worldwide.

Having said that, it is only natural that technological advancements have a big impact on the way modern society functions. Smartphones and tablets have transformed communications industry, commerce, the financial sector and entertainment, just to name few examples, check more info on this website – https://jatapp.com/services/software-qa-testing/. Thanks to mobile technology businesses have improved on their service delivery and even more so they are, together with customers and entrepreneurs across the globe accessing information and handling transactions on the go.

And now mobile technology is on its way to innovate healthcare industry and the quality of doctor – patient communication. Technology offers a lot of benefits to patients, from engaging them in their own care to helping physicians improve documentation and disease management.

As stated by the Medical Economics, the real power of technology is within a practice and within the doctor-patient experience.

Examples how mobile applications are streamlining patient-doctor communication:

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Secure messaging

App enabling secure messaging improve patients communicating with doctors and doctors communicating with patients, but, at the same time, provide doctors with the valuable information they need about the patient, when they need it most.

Appointment requests

According to recent research, about 85 % of patients would like to be able to request or schedule an appointment directly from their app. This system should be HIPAA compliant, so nothing is stored in your phone. Even more so, the database should be encrypted and the only way to access appointment requests and more is for the patient to give permission to the doctor.

Sharing lab results

An efficient app should enable a doctor to get and then share lab results with a patient. This is very practical as the doctor doesn’t have to be in his office, but he can do it wherever he is and whenever he has free time.

Documenting personal health information

This in particular can reduce mistakes. Some apps allow patients to scan information from their driver’s license or insurance card, so this way each time you go to your doctor’s office, you don’t have to keep filling out the same forms. The app should also have a place for insurance info as part of a patient health profile.

That’s a trend that is starting to pick up and that will become the norm in the future. It consists of patients being able to message with their doctors, share data they’re collecting about themselves, or home monitoring devices are collecting it about their daily lives and syndicating that information to the doctor. Knowing for example a patient’s blood pressure because they just checked in on their Wi-Fi-enabled blood-pressure monitor at home, and that’s set up to flow directly into their personal health record and then onto their doctor and the electronic health record, that’s a supremely valuable data point. In the long run and given that it is managed correctly, this way of doctor-patient communication will improve outcomes, reduce hospital-acquired conditions and lower readmissions.

Why mobile apps for conferences are a “must have”?

In the last few years we are witnessing how most of the major conferences and trade shows have their own iPhone, iPad or Android apps. Those apps serve as orientation on site providing exhibitor catalogue and interactive maps, seminar and conference overview or MySchedule functionalities. But their function doesn’t end here. They are also great interaction facilitators between exhibitors and attendees as well as among attendees themselves. Some apps offer games, digital hand outs and the ability to exchange contact information, while others even include augmented reality features.

From our experience in building conference apps, or any other event app for that matter, a conference guide that is to be used on location, needs to be easy to access and simple to navigate. At the end of the day it’s the percentage of attendee usage that defines the ROI for the organizers and the sponsors. Simplicity also decreases the cost dramatically, making the transition to mobile affordable for almost any conference or tradeshow, and in turn making attendees and exhibitors happy.

Our approach from the beginning of the mobile app development process has been simplicity with great aesthetic design. Moreover, we encourage the organizers to think that way when thinking about offering a mobile guide for their event.

Recently our mobile guide was used by the IP Week 2019 Conference in Singapore. The conference comprised a series of IP-centric events including the Global Forum on Intellectual Property 2019, a regional workshop led by WIPO, an IP arbitration workshop conducted by WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Centre based in Singapore, an IP Career Forum and exhibition booths by IPOS and sponsors. The IP Week 2019 Event App provided visitors with conference schedules and programs, while also enabling visitors to get event details, personalize and keep track of their favourite programs in MyShow, get in touch with fellow delegates and add people they meet into their contacts.

Conferences can be overwhelming and that is where event apps come into play. They are incredibly useful by covering everything from helping you to meet interesting people, organize your agenda with all the sessions you wanted to attend, and then there are also apps built for specific conferences, to location-based social networks and QR code readers to grab people’s contact details.

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