2021 mHealth Apps Disrupting Healthcare

September 9, 2021 - 6 minutes read

It’s no surprise that the use of healthcare applications has skyrocketed over the past few years. In fact, there are now over 300,000 mobile healthcare applications on the market, with around 200 new mHealth apps being built every day. To meet this need, matured  New York City Development Firms are now helping mHealth organizations turn their ideas into a reality.
And, with the virtual age quickly approaching as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s safe to say that mHealth applications are here to stay. 

So, what are the best mHealth apps on the market today? We’re so glad you asked!

In this article, we will be discussing some of the most innovative mobile healthcare applications that are paving the way for the mHealth industry and making life easier for patients who may suffer from common ailments. 

Apple Watch mHealth Applications

We can’t talk about the mobile healthcare industry without talking about Apple first. Since Apple Health’s inception in 2014, the technology company has been making waves in the mHealth market with the Apple Watch. Some mHealth applications now featured on the Apple Watch are: 

  • Fall Detection – You may not be aware of it, but if you own an Apple Watch Series 4 or later your device comes preinstalled with a fall detection feature. This feature works via the accelerometer and gyroscope built into the watch.

    Not only can this application be used to detect when someone has fallen, but the app can also be connected to your smartphone which allows you to set up remote alerts in the event that you need a healthcare professional immediately. In addition, this application can also monitor for strokes and diabetes complications among others, optimizing its potential uses within the healthcare industry.

  • ECG App – Do you remember those commercials for the Apple Watch series 6 where the actors kept bragging about the capabilities of the watch? Well, one of the most highlighted features on those commercials was the ECG, or electrocardiogram application. Rather than simply monitoring a user’s heartbeat, the ECG app is responsible for tracking nearly all heart ailments, including irregular heartbeats.
    With its innovative design, the ECG application can export this data to the user’s primary physician for review without having to step foot in the doctor’s office. Heart conditions must be handled in a timely manner, making this application a highly advanced tool for heart patients’ to utilize. 
  • Activity Monitor – Have you met your activity goals for the day? With the Activity application on the Apple Watch, you can monitor and record your daily movement simply by wearing a watch. Not only does the activity monitor encourage users to strive for predetermined fitness goals, but it even tracks normal activity like standing up and sitting down.

    This application proves to be a significant achievement within the healthcare industry as it allows users who wouldn’t typically monitor their fitness activity to lead a healthier lifestyle with easy access to a record of their own personal fitness data.

  • Sleep – Do you struggle with sleep or have a hard time going to bed at the same time every night? Well, with the sleep application on your Apple Watch you’re able to create routine bedtime schedules to promote better sleep. Similarly, if you wear your watch to bed the Sleep app can track your sleep and record your sleeping habits. Pretty cool, right?

Application for Diabetics 

If you or someone you know struggles with diabetes, then you know of the hassles that accompany this common ailment. From monitoring blood sugar to taking medication, living with diabetes comes with its fair share of daily challenges. So, what if we told you there was an mHealth app that was designed to aid in these daily challenges?  

Enter MySugr.

The MySugr app, designed for those who struggle with diabetes, allows users to monitor blood sugar, carb intake, bolus and even HbA1c all from their smartphone. Similar to Apple’s ECG app we discussed earlier, MySugr records this information and provides it to the patient’s primary physician for review. Managing diabetes has never been easier than with the MySugr app!

mHealth App for 24/7 Doctor Access 

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the telemedicine industry has grown exponentially. However, there is one application in particular that is revolutionizing the way we’re able to consult with a doctor. 

Teladoc is a mobile application that provides users with 24/7 access to a certified doctor or surgeon. Setting up an appointment is simple, and can typically be done in 24 hours or less. Once you schedule an appointment, simply open the application at the time of the appointment and the doctor will meet with you via video call. It’s that simple!

Moving Forward

It’s our hope here at Dogtown Media that this article provided you with some valuable design strategies for your business to consider when exploring your next mHealth application.

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