Unbelievable Healthcare Apps Success Stories

Sunday, 23 January 2022 08:04

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In 2019, the digital health market worldwide has reached $175 billion and Statista estimates that at a CAGR of 25% the healthcare market will grow almost 4 times bigger reaching $660 billion by 2025. The healthcare industry in the U.S. is also expected to grow from $14 billion in 2019 to $28 billion in 2024. The digitalization of the healthcare industry has gained momentum and in 2020 its funding has exceeded $21 billion.

To what does the medical sector own its success? A survey held in Europe among the healthcare professionals showed patients were desperately using applications with the patient-owned health data. In the U.S. the biggest areas of patient focus remained MedTech and digital healthcare software. In general, digital healthcare tools have become a priority for healthcare systems globally. As medical care has been reimagined in the whole world due to the Covid-19 pandemic, digital means of treatment became of high value and need. So, what do we call digital healthcare? What does it hold for us?

What was the need for digitalization?

Let’s go back for about 20 years and remember what healthcare provision looked like in the past. People all around the world experienced a major shortage of healthcare providers, means of treatment, and automation. Medical specialists, in their turn, lacked the knowledge and innovations of today to treat patients differently. We had poor access to medical care, had to wait long hours in queues to get through to the doctor, and were prescribed medicine that did not treat the problem directly. Most of the patients chose to be treated according to their traditional folk medicine, some cases of which brought more harm than good. At that time, people needed advancement in healthcare processes, personalization of medical care, and digitalization of procedures that were done manually and not without an error.

Digital health acknowledges only the latest medical information and communication technologies, which make it progress at a fast pace. The basic need of humanity to have accessible healthcare, 24/7 medical support, the ability to view their healthcare history, and have full access to medical data made businesses strive to give people what they’ve asked for.

The Statista Global Consumer Survey conducted in the second quarter of 2020 showed that healthcare app usage according to different countries is very high.

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So, what are the best medical app solutions offered that societies tend to use the most?

World’s Best Solutions Offered

TELADOC

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To meet the need for round-the-clock medical services for patients all over the world, a Teladoc application has been developed. Its main aim is to provide much-needed access to a healthcare provider and receive proper consultation or treatment.

Teladoc is a U.S.-based healthcare provider of convenient doctor request management, secure storage of personal patient medical data, and HIPAA compliance. The application offers quality virtual help from certified doctors in primary care, mental health treatment, nutrition issues, dermatological issues, and basic everyday care. Thus, the software is suitable for patients, who need immediate doctor’s consultation and cannot be physically present at the doctor’s office. Consultations are carried out using a video or a phone call. No more waiting in queues and wasting time. To request a doctor, make a call or fill in a simple form in your mobile app or online using your PC. What’s more, doctors can make prescriptions and it’s in their best interest to guide you to the nearest pharmacy convenient for you.

What makes Teladoc better than the other apps alike? Today, more than 317 500 people have downloaded Teladoc on Apple Store and 43 488 on Google Play Store. The app has an average rating of 4.5 stars. Also, Teladoc has been recognized as the Company of the Year by Healthcare Dive and the Latest Virtual Care Company by Forbes, both in 2020. This year, the app obtained an award from the Fast Company as the Most Innovative Company.

The major achievement of Teladoc is the excellence of services provided, great immediate response, the loyalty of their customers, and new user pool that is growing. With Teladoc, everyone has a chance to be treated whenever there’s a need.


BLUESTAR DIABETES

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According to WHO, about 422 million people in the world have diabetes. And, the problem is that this group of people is frequently underserved and lacks medical help when it is most needed. People receive diabetes either hereditary or due to immune system failures and they are worthy of having a normal life like all the others.

For this reason, WellDoc has created a BlueStar Diabetes digital assistant application that provides 24/7 diabetes management in a personalized way. It has also originated from the U.S. The app has received FDA approval for offering a guide to diabetes-positive patients and helping them configure their blood glucose level, medication intake, and overall lifestyle specific to their diabetes type.

BlueStar includes certified diabetes educators and endocrinologists, who apply only the most recent healthcare standards to provide valuable education and guidance for their users. With the help of this mobile and PC web application, patients with diabetes can monitor their glucose levels, receive personalized reports, help in planning a healthy diet, produce motivational, behavioral, and educational coaching, and even more.

However, BlueStar focuses more on reporting your health status and maintaining well-being rather than setting diagnoses, prescribing medications, and creating treatment plans. For this reason, contact a licensed healthcare professional first and then use BlueStar to boost your experience with diabetes management.

Today, you can download the application from both Google Play and Apple App Stores. The average rating of the app is 4.3 out of 5.

Of course, there are other apps with the same aim as BlueStar and you can choose the one that will suit you best. However, the idea of developing an application that can help a diabetes-positive society is an outstanding one. With the help of this app, WellDoc ensures patients with diabetes will not be undertreated and occur in situations of sudden health deterioration and urgent need of medical assistance. Thus, WellDoc adds to the global well-being and health level increase.

EPOCRATES

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Numerous people in the world suffer from chronic conditions. More than 40% of Americans have at least two chronic conditions. Globally, this percentage is much higher. Thus, people with chronic conditions are limited in their actions to some extent and not always can obtain valuable and personalized treatment. Epocrates is one of the best solutions created to give these patients special medical assistance and help.

Epocrates is a medical application that delivers innovative diagnostic, treatment information and safety. The answers provided by Epocrates are instant and up to date.

The services Epocrates provides include pharmacology, safe prescriptions, both adult and pediatric dosing advice, black box warnings, pregnancy and lactation help, and many more. One of the biggest advantages of the application is that it has a drug interaction checker and warns which drugs cannot be used simultaneously. In addition, Epocrates identifies pills by their color, shape, and imprint code.

Epocrates is not only a tool used by patients but an app used by more than a million healthcare providers. You can find it on Google Play and in the App Store with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 and 30 000+ users on both platforms. Decision Resource Group’s “Taking the Pulse has also recognized the healthcare app as the No.1 medical app for 10 years in a row.

There are similar apps to Epocrates and people tend to choose the ones that meet their healthcare needs the most. By so far, Epocrates gives confidence in medical care both for its users and physicians.

Final Words: How does the world’s healthcare change with the help of medical apps?

All sorts of healthcare applications are unbelievable because they carry out the most important mission - help populations better access healthcare possibilities and ensure collective well-being. Unesco believes that by using mobile technology we forge new lives. With the help of each of the medical apps, the access to medical services increased, patients started making better healthcare choices, both physicians and patients become more connected. And, as medical services became faster, additional benefits are still to come.

Nazar Kvartalnyi has a Master’s Degree in Computer Science and Mathematics. He is a Microsoft certified professional and .Net specialist with experience in project management and mentorship. Since 2015, he has also been a co-founder and COO at Inoxoft.

 

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