This is the process of knowing what disease or medical condition that explains the signs and symptoms that the patient has. This is commonly referred to as diagnoses. The information required for diagnosis is simply the patient's medical history and physical examination record. This is very challenging because of the presence of nonspecific signs and symptoms. The main purpose of diagnosis is to help health care providers in planning for the treatment of the patient and also to come up with a prognosis.
A diagnosis application is the process of interpreting all the symptoms experienced by the person to point out what is the possible reason for the illness. All you need to do is enter a possible symptom and it will provide all the possible health conditions associated with the symptom instantly. Some applications also provide treatment like diet plans, exercises that you need to follow, etc.
Benefits of Diagnostic Applications:
1. Inexpensive And Instant Point-of-Care
Given that it is portable, These smartphone-based applications can be taken to the location of the patient rather than bringing the patient into the clinic or in the hospital. These are very helpful in remote areas where obtaining health care is one of the major problems plus it will be inexpensive and conventional.
2. Decentralization of Healthcare
With the help of these applications, health care distribution has no limitations. These fill in the gap of limited equipment and health care professionals.
3. Saves Time
With the use of these applications, you will get instant results. The quick response from the application saves you more time than the traditional way of obtaining a diagnosis and by this, health care professionals can start treatment sooner and the patient will recover quickly.
4. Increased Diagnostic Accuracy
There are so many other ways in which you can use these applications especially with the built-in cameras of the smartphones, sensors, computing capabilities, and portability. One of the conventional ways of using these applications is the part where all you need to do is enter a symptom and then your smartphone will instantly provide you with diagnosis and smartphones are capable of performing diagnostic tests with a high level of accuracy but with reduced cost.
5. Real-time data transmission and public health
With the availability of smartphones today, patients now have their tool to monitor their blood sugar levels, blood pressure and also to instantly transmit this information to their health care provider in no time. This in return allows the doctor to have a regular record of their patients without much effort and to closely monitor their patients if there are any anomalies.
6. Testing arterial blood flow in wrists
It is said based on a study that smartphones may be more accurate in evaluating blood flow on the wrist than the traditional physical exam. The color Doppler ultrasonography is the best tool for this procedure but it is expensive and not portable.
7. Antenatal STD screening
Researchers have developed a dongle that is attached to a smartphone to help detect STDs like syphilis and AIDS in just 15 minutes and this is very helpful in the early detection of sexually transmitted diseases in the first trimester to reverse the damage in both unborn baby and the mother.