A Powerful Tool
Apps are a powerful tool for tracking and managing health problems. They allow people to quickly and easily collect relevant information about their health, in the moment. This makes logging less onerous and gives health care providers a more accurate picture of a patient's health experience than what they recall during an office visit.
Apps can connect with wearable sensors for automatic input and analysis of a person's health data. They can cut through the noise of a Google search and provide curated, validated information from trusted experts about health topics.
Apps can do complex calculations and provide visualizations of health data, so people can track their health over time, and see how their daily behaviors affect their health. Algorithms embedded in apps can trigger a reminder to see a healthcare professional when a user's metrics reach certain thresholds.
Finally, apps can be used to deliver therapies that treat chronic health conditions, privately and securely, broadening access to healthcare.