The New Face of Medical Devices – Mobile Health
Medical device companies will need to have a new interface with their physicians and patients. Mobile apps for health related monitoring are coming our or being developed daily.
For cardio patients, monitoring their daily activity is not only easier, but can be monitored longer than just a 24 hour period. The FDA has already approved these type of monitoring systems and this is good news for patients.
The same goes for diagnostic imaging which also has a smartphone app. However, this is probably better suited on a iPad or tablet. The big difference with some of these new apps and monitoring systems is that the physician is willing to use them, and the patient usually responds better to their guidance rather than just downloading an App on their own.
In the end, more control is being delivered to the physician and to the patient – a win, win situation.