There is nothing new with the concept of mobile application development being one of the quicker means of communications in terms of any field of business. Healthcare industry too is bitten by the mobility bug for good. Rural population can now seek medical guidance from the healthcare professionals to combat diseases and for a better woman and child healthcare.

In the times where mobility technology was a rare thing, healthcare system was completely subtle to geographical locations. It was a hard fight for the rural residents to seek medical aid from doctors owing to the distance of the hospital from the rural areas. With the advancements in the wireless technologies the patient and doctor interaction improved in leaps and bounds. The word mhealth was coined to represent the role of mobile in the healthcare technology.

The scenario where a woman’s life was at risk during childbirth is now under control due to the robust nature of the mobile technology. Thus, mobile application development companies started taking keen interest to develop medical apps for all the existing mobile platforms.

Technologists who are pioneers in the mobile development niche came in terms with the healthcare industry by encoding health algorithms onto mobile apps. This thought from the technology framework developers was a success as good healthcare delivery is possible within a lower cost of resource setting. The healthcare providers benefit from these mobile applications as the outputs of these apps aid them in giving accurate suggestions when accurate data is fed to the application. The mobile phones that aid the medical practitioner with his or her jobs are commonly referred to as a ‘Virtual medical assistants’.

The health care apps are based on two paradigms:
1.Apps that do not require patient history data (based on ‘memory less’ algorithm).

2.Apps that assume patient history for specific health conditions.

Both classes of app development are mandatory for delivering robust healthcare mobile applications to the patients and the healthcare professionals. The apps based on memory-less algorithms contribute in having streamlined checklists that enhanced the productivity of the doctor or the lab technician. The other class of mobile apps based on individual data inputs like the blood sugar level or the blood pressure for manipulation certain outputs also contribute in uplifting the patient’s health condition.

Mobility companies around the globe aim at having these two types of mobile applications to their hospital or healthcare clients for improving their performance in servicing both the out-patient and admitted patients. Let us look at the major contribution of the world’s leading mobile solutions and device providers.

Android OS and healthcare applications:
Android has been a steady contributor of mobile apps with minimal costs. It has successfully created a collaborative healthcare IT domain by enabling effective interoperability that encourages innovation from the app developers to create robust healthcare application. Its open nature standard makes the hospital management or the patients to embrace mobile technology for healthcare maintenance and prescription.

Apple Inc. contribution to healthcare industry:
The Apple has set the trend of tablet devices all across the world and this device has been endorsed by many physicians and the hospital management gurus owing to its adaptable nature in the healthcare environment. Hospitals were the first ones to adopt the ipad device and from then it’s never a look back for the Apple products. The ipads have surpassed the hardware compatibility as the design interface works perfectly for the non-IT people like the healthcare providers. Thus, the ipad has been a milestone in the mobile healthcare sector.

The mobile applications and the advancement in the electronic industry have revolutionized the way medicine is practiced that has a positive impact on the medical students, professionals and the patients. And with the advent of this technology even the most remote villages are not deprived of medical facilities and thus making the mobile phones an integral part of medical industry.

Author's Bio: 

Endeavour Software is focussed on developing mobility solutions for the consumer, banking, advertizing, supplychain, manufacturing and heath care verticals.
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