Healthcare technology is making the lives of millions of people more manageable. As a health care professional, or if you’re just interested in health, there are now some cool mobile apps that make life easier. Some are available for the iPhone and others for Android; a few work cross-platform too.
Here are some useful apps for healthcare professionals.
For people who are taking care of family members at home, it’s important to communicate well with other loved ones to ensure the person who needs their care gets it in a timely fashion. If your aim is to avoid them going into a care home before it’s truly necessary, then members of the family often share the duties of looking after their family member who needs some assistance. There’s an app that helps with that.
The Caring Village app aims to make it easier for the family to plan around who takes care of the loved one and when. Any to-do list items specific to their care can be listed for a planned purchase (perhaps someone else in the family can go on a shopping run while the primary caregiver stays in the home). A list of necessary medications and where important information is located are also part of the features of this neat app.
Managing the correct medication is a challenge at the best of times. Whether dealing with your own prescription needs or that of a family member who needs a little personal management, a mobile app is a great way to remove the confusion. MediSafe is a free app for iOS and Android that keeps track of medication to make sure it’s taken correctly.
The app is useful to medical professionals, but also anyone who needs to manage medicines because it provides information about when certain medicines should be prescribed, if they need to be consumed with food, common side effects to look out for, and other relevant information that’s surprisingly useful. To save money, the app also looks up the latest coupons and special discounts to cut the cost of repeat prescriptions to save money long-term with any medical needs.
The Diseases Dictionary is a useful one for nurses and doctors who wish to quickly search for a series of known symptoms. Armed with this information, the app presents a series of suggested health issues and diseases that have these types of symptoms. Each disease is provided with information suggesting how to prevent their occurrence, the best medical treatment, and other relevant notes.
The app is available for iOS and Android. It’s useful for nurses, doctors and anyone who is a bit worried about some unusual symptoms they’re experiencing and wish to troubleshoot them before making a doctor’s appointment.
If you want to learn more about the health profession, there are health and wellness studies like those at Arizona State University to advance your knowledge. Courses such as this are progressive with an accumulation of educational points that can be transferred onto other nursing and medical-related study courses.
There are so many apps that relate to the health field, especially ones that link to the sensors on your smartphone. But those supporting the healthcare field are perhaps the most practical as they serve a serious purpose.