This Healthcare App is a Must for Family Doctors!
There are over 200,000 health and fitness apps available on the major app stores. A study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research in 2015 revealed that 58% of mobile phone users have downloaded at least one mobile health app onto their device. The popularity of healthcare apps has since grown.
Now a study has shown what many have always suspected; most of these health apps are not accurate and often provide misleading information. Some of these health apps can be dangerous as they do not address all aspects of health. For example, if a diabetic patient uses a fitness app, there may be a high degree of risk involved as they fail to take into the account the diabetes aspect. Furthermore, many apps provide inaccurate data such as fertility apps, blood pressure apps, weight loss apps and many more.
A recent Australian research study looked at six systematic reviews, which included only 23 randomized control trials which looked at 22 currently-available apps that were designed to help with mental health, diabetes management and obesity. The researchers concluded, “We found only a small fraction of the available mHealth apps had been tested and the body of evidence was of very low quality”.
Unfortunately, many health apps are designed by those who have a limited scientific understanding which results in providing quick -fix ideas that are not sustainable. This is the reason why the Apple A Day RX Healthcare app for medical practitioners was initially designed in 2013 to help doctors and practitioners of Complementary and Alternative Medicine to formulate comprehensive health plans.
Many patients look to their family doctor for nutritional advice, however,there are relatively few doctors who can provide nutritional advice. Henceforth, Apple A Day RX Healthcare app for medical practitioners has been designed to help busy Family doctors who need to access evidence-based nutritional advice quickly to advise their patients.The information in the Apple A Day RX app comes from prestigious academic researchers around the world.
The constant barrage of diet and nutrition information in the media can make it difficult for clinicians and the patients to decipher. The Apple A Day RX Healthcare app for medical practitioners is an evidenced-based prescribing tool that greatly assists in the counselling and formulating comprehensive Pharmaceutical, Complementary and Alternative Medicine treatment plans for patients. This is a win-win situation for the doctor and the patient and provides GP’s with an effective problem-solving tool at their finger-tips.