In the healthcare industry today, a lot of emphasis is placed on Patient Engagement. Everyone is trying to devise a new mechanism to engage patients with all the relevant information. There are different platforms through which patient information is captured and made available to the patient. One of the platforms is “Wellness IT Application”. This could be a web or mobile platform accessed by the end user/consumer/patient.
There are various definitions of ‘Wellness IT Application’ In lay-man’s language, a Wellness IT Application is a “Web or Mobile platform that offers health-related services on smartphones, tablet PCs and other communication devices”
How are Wellness Apps used in the digital industry?
Wellness apps are used interchangeably with health apps. For each wellness app, the specific target users are in mind – providers, payers, & patients (consumers). These apps serve more than one use, for example when a patient with cardiac disease obtains activity information and sends it to his cardiologist for analysis and treatment recommendations.
As medical devices merge with communication devices and app-makers innovate, the types of available wellness apps will continue to expand. For now, the most popular and recognized Wellness apps are categorized according to the purpose that each type serves
Benefits of Wellness Applications
Increasingly, wellness IT applications are not restricted to fitness device integrations which calculates your activity and vital stats. Wellness vendors as well as providers and payers are more focused on patient’s health predictions that will help reduce the overall healthcare costs. Health and wellness have increasingly merged with mobile health, telehealth, mhealth apps, and integrated care principles for thorough patient centered care. Here are some of the benefits of Wellness IT Applications:
The following are consumer health categories that are part of most wellness IT applications.
Nitor Infotech, a healthcare technology company, helps multiple ISVs to build wellness applications through strong healthcare domain expertise and cutting edge technology competencies. Nitor Infotech is a Software Product Engineering Management Company, designed for ISVs, Product Engineering, Data Engineering and BI, Testing, and Healthcare. Reach out to us to learn more about how we can help you develop, test, and implement your product by leveraging our technology capabilities and expertise.
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