2-Way Communication Through Mobile Technologies
SMART PHONES – Extending Our Capability Beyond Imagination
Our Mobile Phone Usage
A significant percentage of the population use their smartphone for shopping, entertainment, social interactions, organizing, researching, and of course setting up appointments with a doctor.
For both Covid and Non-Covid related condition such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease or during post-operative care, monitoring patient symptoms and progress remotely will be a game changer in improving patient outcomes. Can patients leverage their smartphone to communicate back their symptoms and progress in a detailed manner to the care provider non-intrusively?
OUR MOBILE PHONE POTENTIAL
Mobile phones can extend our ability in communicating back to the care-provider in a non-intrusive manner (as opposed to calling the Doctor’s office):
- Temperature, weight, blood pressure, blood sugar, O2 Saturation, etc.
- Symptomatic changes related to cough, pain, nausea, sense of smell, etc.
- Unusual side effects related to prescribed medication or procedures
- Mindset factors like anxiety, stress, mood swings, etc.
Like in other areas, the mobile phone will make an impact on our health in a positive way. Be it communicating back to care providers our symptoms or our progress and subsequently establishing a seamless communication with our health-care providers. the care-giver has a potential to proactively manage our symptoms and health. This will ultimately help us have better medical outcomes.