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3 Reasons Why People are Shifting to Virtual Health

by | Feb 24, 2021 | Blog

Why do more people want to take their health into their own hands? Well, health apps such as Curatio allow individuals to monitor their own health conditions, keep track of medications, connect with others, access healthcare providers, and gain valuable information that can improve their quality of life. Here are a few more examples of why people are shifting to virtual health:

1. Being in Control of Your Health Leads to Positive Outcomes 

Research has shown positive associations between being more in control of your own health and habits such as regular exercise, seeking preventative care, improved decision-making about dealing with a health problem, and improved tracking of wellness indicators. Having access to personalized support, education, and disease management tools can also help individuals self-advocate and put themselves first when it comes to their health.

2. Improved Efficiency and Convenience  

Virtual health has the flexibility to transform patient care and support by meeting patients where they are – whether that is at home, on the road, in a long-term care facility, or in intensive care. This is especially important for people living in remote areas who may not otherwise have access to essential health support. Health apps are also making it easy and efficient to monitor and manage health information. Logging into an app, accessing evidence-based resources, and chatting with health professionals can all be done without leaving the house!

3. Enhanced Communication

It’s no secret that communication can be a complex problem in healthcare. Mobile health apps such as Curatio have the ability to close the communication gap between patients and health care providers, which is another reason patients want to take their health into their own hands. Through private messaging and the ability to schedule appointments with health professionals, virtual health apps can increase communication and enhance patient engagement in their own health, which can lead to better experiences and health outcomes!

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References

Health Apps: How Mobile Apps Are Improving Our Lives & Well Being. (2019, May 23). MindSea Development. https://mindsea.com/health-apps/

The Advantages of Mobile Health Apps in the Future—Designveloper. (n.d.). Retrieved February 23, 2021, from https://www.designveloper.com/blog/advantages-mobile-health-apps/

Rue, N. (2019, June 13). Taking Your Health Into Your Own Hands. Medium. https://medium.com/the-ascent/taking-your-health-into-your-own-hands-b4bcb6b13744

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