Application for Diagnosing Illness
As we all know, Medical diagnosis is a procedure that helps us know what kind of disease or medical condition that explains the presence of the signs and symptoms. This procedure is usually referred to as a diagnosis. There is a collection of information from the result of physical examination and taking the patient's medical history. This is very challenging because of the number of non-specific signs and symptoms.
The use of diagnosis in the medical field helps classify patients by medical condition which makes the medical decision and treatment more easier to make. Medical diagnoses can be performed by different health care providers like physicians, physician assistant, physiotherapist, nurse practitioners, dentist, optometrist, podiatrist. Diagnostic procedure does not necessarily mean that the health care provider needs to explain the origin of the disease but what causes the illness or disease that needs to understand the patient as well.
Patients and health care providers are using different types of mobile health technology to ensure well and balance health. This includes mobile health apps, mobile-enabled patient portals, and telemedicine and this is all to improve the delivery of health service.
Mobile Health Apps for Providers: This is programs that are uploaded to a health care providers smartphone or a tablet, they are using these health application to support clinical decision at the time of a patient visit. They can search and access clinical reference tools, as well as help medical health providers, monitor and follow up on patients because there are mobile health apps for doctors that are using GPS to track patient's movements including regular reminders to report and measure symptoms.
Mobile Health Apps for Consumers: It was estimated that 500 million patient will be using medical health applications in the year 2015. Technology developer is trying to provide updated and high-tech application to patients to meet their needs.
Patient portals: This makes easier for health care providers, staff and patients to communicate with each other. Their feature includes allowing patients to check their laboratory results, ask for a refill on their prescription medicines, review medical records and even they allow patients to check their appointments, all of these can be done from their mobile devices.
Mobile-enabled EHRs: Health care providers can access their patient's electronic health records anytime and anywhere that they needed to with the use of their smartphones, computers, and tablets.
Secure text messaging (STM): This feature help providers to have a secure and safe exchange of text and picture with their patients through their mobile devices. STM ensures that all the information shared complies with the act of requirement for protecting health information.
Patient monitoring devices: People are now having more and more interest in using applications and wearable sensor for remote health monitoring. This is to improve patients monitoring and treatment recommendation.
Telemedicine: Lastly the application that is using a cloud-based information technology which is telemedicine, and other such as live video chat, this enabled the health care provider to see patients reel time, review their laboratory results as well as prescribe treatment. This technology offers an important benefit like, better access to health care, especially to those that live in remote areas and health care, is limited, better preventive care and reduces cost because the patient does not need to travel just to see the doctor.