Mobile Health Apps from MENA: Healthcare at Home and at Work
Saving lives and caring for patients is at the core of the healthcare business. Successful hospitals put patients’ needs first and they spare no effort to provide their patients with the best possible quality of care.
Technology can hugely transform the patient-hospital experience. As more and more people are connected more often to their smartphones and, consequently, to the Internet, mobile health (mHealth) apps have emerged as a unique channel that significantly improves the patient experience.
Why mHealth Apps Have the Potential to Succeed
Statistics prove that 140 million individuals from the MENA region are, in fact, Internet users, which represents nearly 35% of the region’s total population.
Furthermore, mobile usage has grown significantly throughout the region. The number of smartphone users in MENA in 2016 is estimated to reach 123.7 million.
90% of individuals aged between 18 and 30 check their smartphones even before they get out of bed! One in three cell phone owners have used it for finding health information.
mHealth apps can help with addressing health issues and promoting healthier lifestyles. These numbers should give you an idea of how many people you can reach!
But it’s not just the high penetration rate of smartphones that should encourage you to embrace the innovation of mHealth apps. The region is brimming with reasons that promote innovation.
In 2012, there were approximately 18 qualified physicians per 10,000 people compared to the 27 in England and the USA. There is also a considerable shortage of additional medical support in the region. For every 10,000 people, there are 28.4 nurses and midwives, roughly 71% lower than the USA.
These facts demonstrate the need for an innovative solution that can revolutionize the patient experience!
How Can Smart Yotta Help Doctors and Patients Stay Connected?
With so many people owning smartphones, it has never been easier for patients and doctors to communicate and for patients to monitor and manage their health on the go.
We design mHealth apps that are tailored to your needs. We offer the following features and much more!
• Doctors can publish informative articles to educate patients.
• Patients and doctors can stay connected to share important health updates such as test results.
• The app admin can send direct notifications to all users.
• Patients can post public questions to the app so that doctors can answer them.
• Patients can also chat with online doctors.
• Patients can book doctor appointments through the app according to the working hours that the doctor chooses.
• Patients can follow up on their medication schedule.
Mobile health is not just about curing patients; it’s about extending health and wellness to people’s homes and offices.