At the height of medical experiments and costly professional consultation fees, more and more consumers, particularly baby boomers, are looking for more cost-effective ways to attain medical help and assistance while keeping expenses relatively low and light on the pocket. After all, health is considered to be a universal right that should be enjoyed by everyone, regardless of their age and socio-economic status.
It is during this heightened times that the existence of medical apps was given adequate attention.
Why is there a need for medical apps?
Right now, the solution to this dilemma can be found in the form of recent technology, more specifically in the form of smart phones and their seemingly endless stock of apps and convenient features. Therefore, if a baby boomer wants to lose weight, consult the existence of weird markings on his body, monitor his current sleeping pattern or find out what the normal values of red blood cells are, among others, he only needs to get his smart phone and download a relevant app for his respective concern.
Hassle-free, convenient and sometimes free, these medical apps are undoubtedly medical experiments worth to be noted.
What are some features of medical apps that are beneficial to baby boomers?
There are countless apps which continue to work wonders. Some of them have features which can make a graph out of a baby boomer’s recent medical diagnostic and which can send this graph to his family and medical provider. Also, there are apps which contain galleries of skin diseases that a baby boomer can refer to when checking his current skin condition. Although personal consultation is the best, some baby boomers prefer looking at an app to ease their fears instead.
The most significant feature that an app can offer a baby boomer, though, is its recording function. Now, because of the recording function of several medical apps, baby boomers do not need to rely on their degenerative memory anymore – they simply need to download an app, record their current health status indicators and let the app to the comprehensive health status analysis.
Other great features are that some apps allow for real-time health tracking so that baby boomers may feel more accountable for their health and that one-on-one consulting with their medical provider. Because of these, routine doctor visits and hospital admissions are kept to a minimum.
Are baby boomers receptive to the idea of medical apps?
It turns out that more and more baby boomers are open to the idea of medical apps – sixty percent of baby boomers are likely to download a medical app that was recommended by their physician, according to a survey done. Because of this finding, it can be concluded that physicians have an influence to a baby boomer’s reception of a medical app.
What are the most downloaded medical apps?
Since baby boomers are more prone to chronic diseases, the trend that medical apps involved in chronic diseases are the popular ones should follow. In this regard, medical apps that monitor heart diseases and diabetes top the list, while medical apps that can monitor weight and promote exercise are the next to follow.
How will a baby boomer know if the medical app is legitimate?
Of course, this adds a necessary strain to the responsibility of physicians – they should go ahead and check whether the app developer is a trusted source. Legitimate developers are transparent in a way that they openly list their credibility to the public. Another good sign of a trusted developer is if they do regular updates, which means that they respond actively to client feedback and they fix bugs immediately.
Medical apps can be helpful if the developer is credible enough. Physicians should do well to discern and recommend only the best for their baby boomer patients.