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These are the three most popular types of medical apps

Apps have come a long way.

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Some people still look at apps as if they are somewhat “beneath” software that is developed for full-fledged computers, but apps are growing deceptively advanced. Mobile apps are growing more prevalent in fields where people never expected to see them when they first came about, namely in healthcare. While not directly related, just look at Apple and its ECG features for Apple Watch.

The convenience and speed of apps mesh well with the fast-paced healthcare industry, and there are plenty of different medical apps to choose from. Below is a list with three of the most popular kinds of medical apps, as well as why these particular types of apps have become so popular.

Symptom Checkers

One of the most popular types of medical apps is the symptom checker, which allows you to enter the symptoms you are feeling and provides you with the most common possible ailments. These apps are popular because they can give people a bit of information about what they are likely going through.

However, it is important to keep in mind that symptom checkers are not always accurate, and they can sometimes provide you with misleading information. We have not reached the point where technology can take the place of a living, breathing doctor, so if you feel something is seriously wrong, see a professional.

Doctor Search Apps

A lot of developers are choosing to make a doctor search app because of the category’s popularity with users. As you would expect from the name, this kind of app lets you search through the different kinds of doctors around you so that you can find one that matches your needs perfectly.

Doctor search apps can use filters like reviews, specialties and more to ensure that you find the right doctor. Some search apps will also include appointment features, allowing you to set up a meeting with the doctor of your choice directly through the app, making things quicker and more convenient.

Prescription Management Apps

Another popular kind of medical app is a prescription management app, which will allow the user to keep track of their prescriptions with ease. Instead of a little plastic container with the days of the week on it, a smartphone can help you ensure that you take the right pills at the right time.

When the user downloads a prescription management app, they will have to input all of their prescription info themselves. It is crucial to ensure that all of the info was entered accurately, as a typo or issue here can cause serious trouble further down the line. Once that’s done, the app will automatically manage everything for the user, except for actually swallowing the pills, of course.

Healthcare apps can help immensely, but they need to be developed properly. If the app is made with care, then it is more than likely to be a success. We hope that you have enjoyed our list of the top three most popular medical app types on the market.

Have you ever used an app that falls under one of these categories? Did you find it helpful? Let us know down below in the comments or carry the discussion over to our Twitter or Facebook.

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24 y/o, born and living in Portugal. Majored in Biology, but tech and computers were always a passion. Wrote for sites like Windows.Appstorm and MakeTechEasier.

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