More and more Americans want healthcare management, test results and diagnosis via their smartphones, but there obstacles to getting such technology in place.
A recent poll revealed that the demand for such apps and programs is on the rise, and there are many apps being created to cater to these requests. However, the biggest roadblock is the communication between the smartphone and the doctor’s office. Just because there is a new great app doesn't mean it will be smooth sailing when trying to use it to work with your healthcare team.
Thankfully, there are some incredible apps out there to help track things like blood pressure and blood sugar readings that include the technology needed to email or send the information to your doctor.
“Of course, your doctor has to have the systems in place to do something with that information," Titus Schleyer, head of the Center for Biomedical Informatics at the Regenstrief Institute, said. "And depending on where you live, and what health system you're in, that may or may not be the reality”
To me, these great new apps won’t mean a whole lot until the healthcare system can catch on and start utilizing the great breakthroughs that people have been working on for years in order to make living with a medical condition easier.
What sort of apps would you be interested in? I'd love to hear from you in the comments.