Smartphone apps are changing the landscape of healthcare. Thanks to the proliferation of fitness devices and mobile health monitoring and maintenance applications, never before have so many patients been equipped to manage their health conditions. What’s more, healthcare apps are helping people share important health information with doctors and caregivers.
While healthcare apps are compelling patients to live healthier and to engage with their physicians in a more effective way, doctors urge everyone to exercise caution. Apps should be used to enhance your health care, not to replace necessary tests and in-person doctor visits. In short, be smart with your smart phone healthcare apps.
Listed below are some of the many apps that are popular among patients:
Find medications, diseases, and medical locations. Created by two ER medical doctors, this application gives you quick access to a huge healthcare & medical database in your pocket. Website» (available for iPhone and Android)
- Period Tracker
Press a button at the start of your period every month. Period Tracker logs your dates and calculates the average of your past 3 months’ menstrual cycles to predict the start date of your next period. (available for iPhone and Android)
The app includes a breast check video demonstrating how women can check their breasts, the ability to set your own reminders for a breast check, and a risk report to assess how your lifestyle could affect your risk of getting breast cancer. (available for iPhone)
- Glow Nurture
A ‘Real Time What to Expect When You’re Expecting,’ this app that gives you insights tailored to your pregnancy. Website » (available for iPhone)
Lose weight with REAL food, track your progress, and discuss with the community. The app looks beyond the calorie and helps you eat healthy and tasty. (available for iPhone and Android)
This application has been created for people like you – despite having the same disease, each person is different, therefore, the designed solution is fully flexible and adapt to the needs of even the most demanding of diabetics. Website » (available for iPhone and Android)
- Tummy Trends: IBS Tracker
Tummy Trends is your personal guide designed to track symptoms associated with constipation and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Easily enter symptoms and select factors that may affect you. (available for iPhone)