Use of Apps in Medicine Is Still LowSurveys show that 90% of physicians use smartphones or tablets in their day-to-day professional activities. Most of us tell surveyors that we believe mobile apps downloaded onto these devices can improve patients' health outcomes. We say there is value in having these apps connect with electronic health records (EHRs) to share patient data. We tell surveyors that we would recommend appropriate apps to patients.
In a previous Medscape article, I discussed why. Among the benefits of apps: improving the patient/physician relationship by promoting shared health management; connecting patients with peer and support communities online to more actively engage them in their own care; assisting caregivers in following your instructions; and providing useful patient data to both the patient who is self-monitoring (as, for example, some diabetic patients are now doing) and the physician who may be monitoring patients with uncontrolled chronic conditions.
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