Technology is consistently reshaping the way we live and interact with the world. And the healthcare industry is no different.
Each year, new technology enhances the way medical professionals diagnose, treat, and monitor patients. This, in turn, creates faster, more effective ways to improve a patient’s health without some of the barriers of the past, like time and distance.
One reason for those improvements has been telehealth and telemedicine services, that allow physicians to speak with their patients while outside the office. With new capabilities like video chat providing them with a visual update of their condition without physical limitations. An improvement that has benefitted the lives of many by closing the distance between patient and provider.
Now, mobile apps are starting to close the gaps in the healthcare industry even more by offering members a variety of healthcare services all in one place.
Mobile apps such as the Hooray Health app allow members to access their healthcare coverage 24/7; allowing them to speak with member support, medical concierge, and telemedicine services all at a moments notice. With a few simple clicks, Hooray Health members can speak to a Hooray Health representative about their plan, have assistance locating providers or discounted prescriptions from their medical concierge, and can speak to a U.S. board-certified physician, who can triage and consult a member’s condition directly over the phone. They can even call in a prescription directly to a patient’s local pharmacy no matter the time.
In the future, patients could see even greater improvements and features being offered by their healthcare apps, from scheduling appointments with providers to monitoring bloodwork or lab results, and even arranging rides to and from their provider’s office.
And as technology continues to improve, the benefits to the healthcare industry are some that can’t be fathomed at this time. The next big healthcare technological breakthrough or innovation has yet to be discovered or implemented for everyday use.
But what can be said, is that as innovative products and services come into the healthcare industry, patients will continue to benefit. Whether it be in improved care, better access to treatment, or lower healthcare costs, we as healthcare consumers will continue profit.