Health Tracking Apps And Their Influence On Daily Life In 2022
Health tracking apps have become part of our lives.
It used to be familiar to hire a private health consultant or personal trainer; then, technology came along and infiltrated all aspects of our lives.
Looking down at your wrist will tell you in seconds what used to take days or weeks as you waited for blood test results to come back from the lab.
In this short article, I will break down the top reasons to consider using or not using a health tracking app to reach your desired health goal.
Health Tracking Apps Are Here To Stay
As of September 2022, 86 million people are committed to health tracking apps.
Let's break down just how many sectors these apps are already included in regularly:
General health & wellness
Ever wonder how many calories an apple has before you eat it?
How about the number of times you wake up during the night?
Or how in the world can you manage stress better?
With an average price of $12.00 to $15.00 a month, these apps can help you save time and money.
These apps allow you access to a doctor like never before.
From scheduling appointments to avoiding awkward calls about test results, these apps make doctor-patient communication easier. An example of this would be the app express scripts.
Health management apps
These apps focus specifically on monitoring duties for you, such as checking your sugar levels or helping you keep track of what medicines you should take and when.
Now let's look at some benefits of using health tracking apps:
Monthly medicine costs.
Health apps are going to slowly help reduce the cost of healthcare due to their preventive capacities.
Any savings can make a big difference, especially considering the price of $541.00 for monthly insurance premiums.
If you can keep better track of your sugar levels now, for example, you can prevent diabetes 2 years from now.
This prediction can be applied across the board to any illness that can be prevented if monitored with enough time.
Health care apps have made information collection, management, and monitoring extremely fast and way more efficient.
Health Care providers' data collection
Health apps are benefiting healthcare providers as well.
By allowing your doctor to monitor your vitals in real time, apps like Patientkeeper make it easier for doctors to take quick action if needed.
For your doctor to have instant, live updates about your vitals can mean the difference between sending an ambulance to your house immediately if you cannot call 911 too well, you know.
I remember the days of having to drive back to the doctor's office to get my test results.
Doctors can now add the test results directly on a patient portal with health apps.
Patient convenience at a higher level
Health apps like maple allow you to book an appointment in minutes instead of waiting on the phone for the "next available appointment."
My favorite app for doctor scheduling appointments is Zocdoc.
I have been using it for years. I love how it reminds me my next appointment is up, as I am terrible at remembering those.
Health app tips
-Thoroughly research the app before you sign up for it. The more reviews, the better.
-When you check reviews, check the app store where the app is being offered, as well as Google.
-Check if your health provider will pay for the monthly fee some apps charge. This monthly cost might be covered under your health insurance.
Well that's it for now. Thank you for reading!
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