Traveling just got a little less stressful for those with chronic health ailments. Today’s New York Times article, The App as Health Aide by Julie Weed takes a look at a growing number of mobile health and medical apps available to travelers during any segment of a trip and includes commentary from two of our healthcare clients.
WellDoc’s mobile integrated therapy, DiabetesManager, provides feedback based on information that patients enter such as glucose, medication, food and exercise information, and then advises them on the steps they can take to adhere to their diabetes management treatment plan. Additionally, people traveling with multiple pills in a pill box may find the Epocrates app helpful to identify their medication using a list of questions about the pill’s color, shape and markings. Epocrates may also be used to review potential side effects if prescribed a new medication while traveling.
The article also shares tips about health apps that provide guidance on when to take medication when crossing time zones, communicating health conditions to TSA agents and medical carry-on bags. Earlier this month, we covered the surge in consumer healthcare apps. We really enjoyed Julie’s piece about how these latest apps can help manage health at any place and time – enjoy your summer travel.Tags: Consumer healthcare apps, healthcare PR, mhealth, mobile health
Posted by Erin Zwirn on June 12, 2012 at 5:31 PM