Are you overwhelmed by the many choices consumers now have for monitoring their health? What do you tell your patients when they seek advice on what health app or wearable tech to use? When evaluating these techno-medical innovations, keep the following things in mind.
Are you overwhelmed by the many choices you have in getting the right technology to monitor your health? Do you download an app on your mobile to track your pulse rate? Or buy a wearable device that can tell you more about your health? While it’s best to leave the professional recommendations to your healthcare provider, it would be great if you’re also in the know, so you have a better idea of what suits you.
As wearable technology and health-based mobile applications become more prevalent among patients, there is a growing demand for healthcare professionals to be able to recommend these to patients. Many people simply see this as an extension of medical advice, after all you are already recommending medications, treatments, and care options.